I totally agree.....No comparative trials. It is a delay tactic.
Our forces are asking for new and better rifles for more than a decade now. MCIWS design is not that refined and it will take some time and constant upgradation to get it perfect. You don't want to repeat the same mistake of Insas again. Because whatever we're going to induct now will stay there for atleast next 20 years and more. So make a decision like FN FAL /SLRs which still is a potent rifle