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  1. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Who will they be going to first? RR? LOC units ( like the 716s)? IA needs to keep the momentum up, they need to order the second batch of 716s this year and more Negevs to ensure that serious modernisation takes place and doesn’t create a 2 tiered force AK203 and all those other make in India...
  2. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    The IA keeps saying every few years that they want to adopt low vis insignia and likely want to move from epaulettes to ranks on the chest like the US/U.K. and Pakis Such sweeping changes seem to be constantly stalled pending trails/assessments ++ I remember a COAS from a few years back...
  3. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    That face shield is as jugaad as it gets, I understand the need for it but surely they can come up with something more refined ? + it’s horrific seeing these guys with such junk primary weapons to this day ++ keep seeing ACHs with integrated comns but comns removed, what’s that about?
  4. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    So Scorpios are being issued to regulars? I thought they were exclusively for SFs?
  5. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    If I was posted on the LOC or was the leadership of the IA I’d want guys on the LOC to have sidearms considering the threats they face- those Paki BATs are pure animals and you’d want a secondary weapon in case your rifle jams or you run out of ammo
  6. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Until this thing is ordered and inducted into domestic ops in India it's hard to get too excited but it is great to see it out there in the field and hopefully this will lead to successes on the domestic front. There's a huge market for this kind of vehicle between the army and CAPFs CISF...
  7. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Still yet to see see any of the 50,000 with integrated comns out in the field
  8. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Lol, DRDO has already pre-empted this IA about-face
  9. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    That was the shopping list that was stalled by DAC but 1) not clear if what has been “cleared” is the same stuff and/or 2) what this “clearance” means, deals signed? I would be VERY surprised if the NVGs are quad tubes.
  10. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    This better not be an import. A nation that can make fighter jets and SAMs can make hand grenades.
  11. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Please probably a bit of both. Why else does the IA keep running abroad for every nut and bolt? They literally import their shoes! I’m sure a lot of “fun” was had when selection team Went around the world to US, UAE, Australia etc for this tender. Seriously aren’t interested in travelling to...
  12. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    That is not my understanding. There was an entirely separate RFI that the IA issued for third party optics and accessories.
  13. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Has IA given any chance to these local Efforts? OFB 7.62 met 99% of their criteria. From day one (1990s) the IA has moaned and b!tched about INSAS. They made ZERO effort to work with industry and when solutions have come they have put them through absurd testing regimes. Why has CRPF...
  14. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Accessories will have to be ordered separately. This deal doesn’t even include sights, rifles will Be delivered in basic stripped down version, maybe in 10 Years they’ll get some additional items for frontline units. Expecting these clowns in IA procurement and MOD to deliver world class ready...
  15. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Stupid journos. Spitting on INSAS for being 5.56mm when that is exactly what IA wanted 30 years ago. OFB have also developed a 7.62 variant but imported army only wants foreign toys.
  16. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    This doesn't excuse the sheer lack of utility and functionality in this product, could have a heavy level of protection AND MOLLE etc.
  17. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Why does IA keep asking for equipment configured for the 80s? No MOLLE? No ability to add-on sections or configure as per mission/role? No holster in on the chest for a side arm (many officers in RR do this)? No ability to even add a hydration pack? + Why is IA the only army going this way...
  18. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    This is their website and they have quite a few plate carriers, no indication which IA has selected. Never heard of SMPP before, how did they get the order over,say, MKU?
  19. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Gonna come down to price and AFAIK Galil is he cheapest rifle they offer.
  20. abingdonboy

    Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

    Hopefully but wasn’t IWI going to offer the Galil and not the Tavor for this tender? As for CAPFs and state police it’s doubtful they would go for this route given their meagre budgets. Am sure they will be serviced by OFB, to be honest for 1/2-1/3 the cost OFB 7.62*51 rifle is easily 90-95%...
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