Small arms and Light Weapons

When picking a gun, what would your primary consideration be?


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karn

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I have to ask ... How does the IA infantry balance the needs of a close quarters rifle in the forests of kashmir with the long range requirement of the cold desert of ladakh ? leave alone the deserts and plains bordering jhaantistan.
 

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I have to ask ... How does the IA infantry balance the needs of a close quarters rifle in the forests of kashmir with the long range requirement of the cold desert of ladakh ? leave alone the deserts and plains bordering jhaantistan.
They don't "balance" hence the carbine requirements have been rusting in the locker room.
 

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Ak203s are just pumped up Ak103s.So just buy tot for Bulgarian top end Aks at half the price of Ak203s.Solves the problem for Kashmir and punjab plains.For mountains just buy Sigs.
Multi caliber rifles and other solutions are just waste of time and money.
 

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Ak203s are just pumped up Ak103s.So just buy tot for Bulgarian top end Aks at half the price of Ak203s.Solves the problem for Kashmir and punjab plains.For mountains just buy Sigs.
Multi caliber rifles and other solutions are just waste of time and money.
Mate you are talking logical things those aren't allowed for small arm procurement atleast
 

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I beg to differ unless their is a civilian market other than the military no point, the military will order 5-6 lac one type of weapon and use it for 30 years, what about the manufacture during that period? To keep the people employed there should be a continuous process. Hence, I told you most people are just assembling parts and this has brought conflict with the government make-in-India policy. We need a gun market, but India's easy access to guns would be a mess, a Catch-22 here.
That's ridiculous.

Countries like Germany, France, Spain, the UK, Australia, Austria, etc. have some of the most stringent gun laws and are still the largest small arms makers in the world. Even neutral Switzerland with a fraction of the adult population and a ceremonial conscription (allows firearms to be taken home, but in a shrinking population it means nothing).


To ensure success in small arms making, we can do a few things:

Amend the ARMS (AMENDMENT) ACT 2019
  • Build strong checks and balances that do not turn us into another US or its Islamic copy Pakistan. Make gun licensing legal and link it to the Aadhar ID, and the person's retina and fingerprints. The onus of a firearm will be solely on the individual who bought firearms and follows the safety standards designed for the safe storage of firearms. It's not foolproof but it's better to start with something.
  • Allow low-capacity magazines for civilian variants of rifles, such as a 10 or 15-clip magazine instead of 20 or 30.
  • Allow only semi-automatic rifles for civilian ownership while amending the RIGHT TO SELF-DEFENSE laws.
    • We have seen how badly Manipur was affected when one side was completely unarmed while the other side was carrying AK-47s smuggled in from Myanmar and China. This is a common occurrence in India, where one side suddenly finds itself fighting for survival as did the Kashmiri, Keralite and Assamese Hindus against Islamist violence, while the instigators were fully armed.
    • Semi-auto guns in the hands of trained and armed civilians level the playing field. Sounds quite MAD MAX but if everyone has it, there will be an understood peace.
Allow private military corporations like Blackwater to be formed in India by amending the COMPANIES ACT 2013
  • PMCs will create a post-Agniveer duty ecosystem for trained soldiers to continue earning using the skills they learned, while not rotting away as some bank or ATM security guards for a measly salary.
  • PMCs can be eligible to buy and register full military-grade assault rifles, capable of full auto fire. The licensing of such weapons will be linked to the company and its director of inventory/security operations, for all level purposes.
  • PMCs can also be used in areas and operations that the government does not want to do or cannot do; pretty sure we have a nifty alumnus of ex-special forces personnel who can and are up for such a role even today.
Increase the Home Ministry's capital acquisition budget and demand the same from the states to increase the police equipment budget
  • MHA spends woefully less on its internal security modernization program. The numbers appear impressive if you see them on paper, but when factoring in that MHA handles everything from state constabulary, RAF, QRF, BSF, SSB, CISF and every other special agency like NIA and CBI, it is a pittance.
  • The above two amendments will allow a drop in the prices of making small arms and rounds, which would, in turn, subsidize the cost of acquiring new firearms by state authorities.
Create and maintain a list of friendly countries in collaboration with MEA
  • It's weird but we do not have a list of "friendly countries" officially. Basically, everyone other than China and Pakistan is lobbed into the "friendly countries" category. The reality is more complicated than that.
  • This needs to change as we are looking to increase exports to other countries. Now imagine if we can have an active database updated in real-time with its controls in the hand of Dr. Jaishankar's office, this would serve very well in knowing whom we can export firearms to and who we cannot.

By creating a database linked to one's retina scan and holding the person responsible for all the things associated with that gun's serial number and licensing formalities, people will know that they cannot use it just like that and any attempts to commit homicides would be rewarded with death penalty.

At the same time, a well-trained civilian population having guns can help police ease up on their duties and create a strong social understanding to protect society when there is an emergency or risk of a war.

The maximum number of gun domestic terror attacks in the US happen in those states that have one-sided gun laws.

A mix of these things will allow companies to make more firearms and allow us to compete with the likes of the countries I mentioned above.
 

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