- Feb 17, 2019
It's very well clear army wants phoren designed rifles and will go to great lengths to deny indigenous rifles, though they don't want ofb made Excalibur but will take ofb made ak 103 happily. I am still waiting for the day when even one of the new weapons namely arde jvpc, lmg and cqb weapos get atleast a token order. Why does even ARDE wasting time on developing them, it would be better for them to make other class of weapons like new gen turrets/cannons above 30mm for armoured vehicles and smart ammunitions for cannons, ubgl, mgl, arty and AD guns.What happened to Excalibur after getting into final trial of INSAS replacement tender?
If Excalibur was rejected as it didn't meet Army standards, then who won the tender??
Were Govt babus sleeping or all of a sudden it dawned upon IA Gernails that 7.62 NATO would be the way forward??
OFB is equally to be blamed for not aspiring higher and trying to compete in QA/QC/Modern ergonomics dept. Taali kavi ek haat se nhi bajti bro
Right now it's either no way or the phoren way. Ak deal is clearly expensive considering 1100$ price tag per rifle.