- Apr 2, 2017
Don't know a thing about trading or buying shares.Sorry mate :biggrin2:. As far as changing the standard rifle to a bullpup platform is concerned, i too have my doubts, but seeing that tavor is already quite favoured and liked in the army as well as in the sister branches, it wouldn't be wrong to think that the brass might favour the tavor. The tavor also performs remarkably well in DMR rolls, just saying. If not, then i can see why iwi also has offered the galil 52. Although It's not necessarly a better choice than the tavor 7 strictly speaking performance wise. As far as the ofb battle rifle is concerned, the tender is a global one and it can certainly compete with the rest of the offerings from other manufacturers, but if the army goes for iwi or any other manufacturer, then that will be the end of it period. We are not going to have two different battle rifles. Although the 2nd part of the rifle requirement for not the front line soldiers will certainly be completed by indian manufacturers and indian assualt rifles. Those rifles won't be 7.62 NATO though.If we are certain of this, then can I buy Punj Loyd shares in anticipation of their JV getting the order?
On a more serious note, would our top brass be comfortable handing bullpup assault rifles to standard infantry formations. That would not make sense since currently the Infantry uses INSAS and familiarity and ease of use would be prime concerns. Also, the rest of the Army is going to use OFB 7.62X51 right? So Galil seems like a better choice.........