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  1. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Both will need to be procured. Sig 716 will operate both as a DMR and regular assault rifle, so the red dot sights will also be given to a section of troops for quick reaction.
  2. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    It feels great to finally look at regular troops carrying a modern rifle with picatinny. Now they need to make sights as standard, and upgrade infantry gear for all troops, not only the ones at the LOC. In case war happens, we can't just rely on just 1.5 lakh modern infantry who are already...
  3. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Wait, what?!! Are you serious? I though the Sig was 1000 dollars plus.
  4. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Assuming the Ak103 deal was only to grease Russian palms, we could have ordered 200,000 for our police forces. What was the requirement to make it the standard rifle of the Indian army? This cannot be considered a small nonsensical tender. It is literally the primary weapon the Indian soldier...
  5. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Please refer to this. For some reason, when it comes to modernizing the entire infantry including new helmets, rifles and BPJ's, 3-4 billion seems like some insurmountable sum of money that the country can't afford according to our top brass and defence enthusiasts.
  6. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    What happens with training? During basic training, which rifle will the Jawans train with? If it is Ak 103, then they will have to start all over again when they are issued Sig 716 on the front lines. And then what about Caracal? During a war, when we will have to use all the infantry we have...
  7. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Yes, I also see the sheer stupidity of that. But I'm not assuming anything. I just stated what the official orders are, and what they imply
  8. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    In the event of a two front war, we can expect 600,000-700,000 infantry engaged in battle, especially if you add the extra half front. We are getting 72,000 Sig Sauers, and another 94,000 carbines, which means the remaining 434,000-534,000 troops will be fighting with AK's. In an actual war...
  9. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    If this is the configuration they are getting it in, the top Brass of the Indian army has made its contempt of regular soldiers very clear. I don't know what enmity India's military planners have with the concept of a modern regular infantryman. Not only in this case, but over the past 18 years...
  10. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    To be fair, mechanically the Ak 103 is reliable, and accurate upto 500m, so the rifle itself is decent. My only complaint is that they should buy ACOG type sights as standard with these rifles (at least for all deployed troops), along with having collapsible buttstock and picatinny rails on all...
  11. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    If they are buying the AK 103 in its standard configuration, that would be a grave mistake and will only add expenses later on when they will want to inevitably modify it to add attachments. With many systems like automatic rangefinder and target acquisition systems becoming cheaper, we can...
  12. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Is there any info on what optics they will have on the SIG and the AK? Will there be any optics as standard with the AK 103 acquisition?
  13. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    Video of AK 103 accuracy with iron sights.
  14. nongaddarliberal

    Indian Army SIG Sauer 716 assault rifle.

    This is going to sound very superficial, but I just don't like the thought of Kalashnikovs being the main assault rifle for the Indian army. They do not have a modern appearance and almost no professional army uses them as standard. I'm sure the AK 103 is modern and will suit the requirements of...
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