Oman places order for weapons from India

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  1. youngindian

    youngindian Senior Member Senior Member

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    New Delhi: Oman has become the first country in West Asia to place an order for guns with India.

    According to senior officials, “INSAS gun from the Ordnance Factor Board is currently undergoing trials for the Oman army.”

    This is not the first time that Oman is planning to procure defence equipment from India. Infact, state-owned Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) is set to foray into global market with special focus on the Gulf region.

    GSL has been working on various projects to provide offshore patrol vessels to the Indian Navy and Coast Guard and is also looking forward to provide fast interceptor boats to the ministry of home affair.

    Sources in the government indicated that GSL has delivered to three tugboats to Oman. “The Sultanate of Oman has expressed its keenness to buy more boats from GSL, however, due to overflow of orders that has been put on hold for the time being.”

    GSL had participated in the Doha exhibition last year and it received positive response, especially from countries like Bahrain and UAE. “The officials of the Oman have visited the Indian shipyard and were impressed by the level of expertise, and suggested improvements to the ship designs,” said officials.

    GSL will be undergoing modernisation to give a boost to their ship construction capability.


    http://www.financialexpress.com/news/Oman-places-order-for-weapons-from-India/599647/
     
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  3. Agantrope

    Agantrope Senior Member Senior Member

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    OMG!!! Oman is that bad country or IA's infection is in too level for Rejected INSAS?
     
  4. SATISH

    SATISH DFI Technocrat Stars and Ambassadors

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    If the order goes to INSAS then it will be a slap on IA's face.....
     
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    After Arjun fiasco this is another one in the making. But if INSAS is selected by Oman Army it will be great for DRDO. They can supply arms to other parts of the world.
     
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    Insas is not a bad rifle. Its just made out to be. My friend is in the army. He doesn't find it bad at all. I am not going to start on Insas here.

    Oman is buying the rifle for its army expected to fight a war, not counter insurgency where the Insas is reportedly out of favor. The rifle has done well otherwise.

    Also Goa Shipyard is doing pretty well. I think it will get more orders from other countries. India has to look to sell weapons in the international market. Dhruv has proven it can compete with the best. We have brahmos. We can even sell the Arjun to countries looking for an MBT as its a pretty capable tank even if its not adopted by the IA.

    If india can start adding capacity to its dockyards, we can start exporting warships too. India has some good stuff made at very reasonable cost. Right now we don't even have enough to meet our own requirement but the govt has to look into this matter and expand facilities not only for own use but also for export. There is a lot of money to be earned in the international arms bazaar.
     
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    OMG now what will IA do as its rejected INSAS rifals might get selected by foregion army
    So this may proof that drdo are not that bad
    And that is just bad mouth publicity for geting firangi saaman
    Hun. . . .;;;;;;;;
     
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    Sridhar House keeper Moderator

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    “INSAS gun from the Ordnance Factor Board is currently undergoing trials for the Oman army.”
     
  9. Dark_Prince

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    Good, atleast Our Ordinance factories will get some investments realizing the International Potential for India in arms market!
     
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    Any new update or detail on what other type wapons are there in trial.
    Thanks.
     
  11. youngindian

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    Oman army all set to use India’s INSAS rifles

    Kolkata, April 22, 2010

    Assault rifle INSAS (Indian Small Arms System), built by the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), will soon be used by the Royal Oman Army.

    The indigenously built rifle was sent to Muscat in March and is currently undergoing trial for the Oman army.

    “Oman has informed us that the rifles have successfully passed the trial run. INSAS will, in all likelihood, be the standard assault rifle of the Royal Oman Army,” said an OFB deputy director-rank official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media.

    The rifles were subjected to endurance tests for extreme desert temperatures and sandstorms and performed well in both conditions, sources in OFB and Ministry of Defence told Hindustan Times.

    Developed in OFB’S Ishapore factory, 45 km north of Kolkata, in 1998, it has three variants — an assault rifle, a light machine gun and a carbine.

    India will be supplying the 5.56 mm assault rifle to Oman.

    The weapon has been sent as part of the India-Oman comprehensive defence agreement of 2003.

    “If a deal is struck with Oman, the quantity and size of the deal will not be made public,” said Major General V.K. Narula, additional director general (public relations) of the Indian Army.

    Equipped with 20 or 30-round transparent magazines, the rifle has an effective range of 450 metres. The loaded weapon weighs around four kilograms.

    INSAS is currently the standard infantry weapon of the Indian armed forces.

    In 1999, it served the army against Pakistan in the Kargil confrontation.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfe...use-India-s-INSAS-rifles/Article1-534688.aspx
     
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    I am not suprised during the RAJ period India supplied Oman all her defense needs
     
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    During the RAJ period India had the second biggest defense industrial base in Asia after the Japanese, it's good to see we have started to take small steps to take that status back.
     
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    Oman army all set to use India’s INSAS rifles.

    Oman army all set to use India’s INSAS rifles

    HT Correspondent
    Email Author
    Kolkata, April 22, 2010

    Assault rifle INSAS (Indian Small Arms System), built by the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), will soon be used by the Royal Oman Army.
    The indigenously built rifle was sent to Muscat in March and is currently undergoing trial for the Oman army.
    “Oman has informed us that the rifles have successfully passed the trial run. INSAS will, in all likelihood, be the standard assault rifle of the Royal Oman Army,” said an OFB deputy director-rank official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media.

    The rifles were subjected to endurance tests for extreme desert temperatures and sandstorms and performed well in both conditions, sources in OFB and Ministry of Defence told Hindustan Times.

    Developed in OFB’S Ishapore factory, 45 km north of Kolkata, in 1998, it has three variants — an assault rifle, a light machine gun and a carbine.

    India will be supplying the 5.56 mm assault rifle to Oman.

    The weapon has been sent as part of the India-Oman comprehensive defence agreement of 2003.

    “If a deal is struck with Oman, the quantity and size of the deal will not be made public,” said Major General V.K. Narula, additional director general (public relations) of the Indian Army.

    Equipped with 20 or 30-round transparent magazines, the rifle has an effective range of 450 metres. The loaded weapon weighs around four kilograms.

    INSAS is currently the standard infantry weapon of the Indian armed forces.

    In 1999, it served the army against Pakistan in the Kargil confrontation.
     
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    youngindian Senior Member Senior Member

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    Oman confirms orders for Insas Rifles from India

    Oman has become the Second country to order INSAS Standard rifle (5.56 mm) has a standard assault rifle of the Royal Army of Oman , INSAS went to mass production in 1997 and became standard rifle in Indian Army and Indian Paramilitary , Its real test came in Kargil war soon in 1999 and while rifle was reported of minor snags in extreme high mountainous warfare was liked by soldiers for its ruggedness . soon Indian Government provided more then 25 thousand INSAS Standard rifles to Royal Nepal Army for a special price to fight moists .

    Oman has still not disclosed the numbers of the guns to be ordered but it will be one of the largest order to be placed by a country ,three to four times more then ordered by Royal Nepal Army , Oman is still evaluating its requirements for the rifles to be ordered .

    INSAS performed extremely well and passed all the test conducted under harsh dessert condition of oman .

    http://idrw.org/?p=2060#more-2060
     
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    Hope we will be able to keep the momentum going and try to export more and more weapons . More we export more embarrassing it will be for IA to ignore home made weapons.
     
  17. edkaini753

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    Ha. India is proving it's worth in the arm's industry.
     
  18. ramakrishna.addanki

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    Oman army all set to use India’s INSAS rifles.

    Any latest news on this?

    Has the order been placed? If so when is OFB planning to start the production?
     
  19. Yatharth Singh

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    INSAS is not a rejected rifle. Our Army and paramilitary has been using it for almost a decade. Its a very good rifle that can work both in hot and frozen weather(these were the negetive points of INSAS earlier but they have been overcome years back ago). INSAS is perfect for the Oman army as our they have to operate mostly on desert lands. BSF has been using INSAS because of its effective range and accurate hit.
     
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    Oman wants INSAS rifles. Then why is our Indian Army not happy with it and wants something else ?
     
  21. luckyy

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    INSAS has been around for over 10 years now ,
    in 10 years arjun-mbt which was initialy rejected by army can outperform T-90 .....
     

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