This article seems to think that the second batch of 72K 716s has been ordered but haven’t seen any formal contract signing or comment from SIG about thisArmy uses ‘jugaad’ to turn the American SiG 716 into a mean rifle for soldiers at LoC
The SiG 716 rifles lacked certain add-ons when first handed to soldiers at LoC in Dec 2019. However, minor tweaks to equip it with night sight, better grip & more cost-effective ammunition has made it formidable.theprint.in
I think all these media sources are just quoting each otherFirearm blog says sig confirmed it.One of the early successes of India's effort to modernise their small arms was the selection and procurement of over 72,000 SIG Sauer 716i 7.62x51mm rifles in 2019. SIG have now confirmed that India have ordered another 72,000 rifles.www.thefirearmblog.com
This is a report from a year back, published on July 14, 2020. It is old news!I think all these media sources are just quoting each other
Until it’s confirmed by the actual OEM I can’t say it’s official
we all know the IA will scream from the rooftops (along with the MoD) if/when they sign any contracts considering how rare that actually is these days
And? Since then we haven’t had any indication the second order has actually been placed from either the IA or SIG, if such an order had been placed those rifles would be soon to be delivered reallyThis is a report from a year back, published on July 14, 2020. It is old news!
ANI quotes government sources announcing 1.44 Lakh Sig 716i were ordered.Some media houses don't have anything to write regarding sig or insas replacement so they keep on circulating old reports by paraphrasing n adding masala.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.an...fles-from-indian-soldiers20210313224642?amp=1According to Colonel Aman Anand, Army spokesperson, all infantry battalions deployed at key locations have got this weapon while in other infantry, 50 per cent of troops have it.
Approximately 1 lakh 44 Sig Sauer rifles have been given to Indian troops, government sources said.
LVPO come in a very wide price range. There are some high-end only (doesn’t necessarily mean better) optic makers such as Trijicon (their Credo line is really good). But many manufacturers make a range of LVPO such as Primary Arms, Burris, Vortex.
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