India had signed a contract with Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) on March 19, 2020 to obtain 16,479 LMGs below Quick Observe Process.
With the disputed border with China and Pakistan energetic on the identical level of time, the weapons will add extra firepower to the deployed frontline troops. The Negev 7.62X51 mm Mild Machine Gun is a fight confirmed weapon and at present utilized by a number of international locations across the globe.
This LMG will vastly improve the lethality and vary of a soldier vis-a-vis the presently used weapon.
Indian Military obtained first lot of consignment of 6,000 portions in mid January this yr in Mumbai. The weapons have been shifted to Jabalpur and is present process correct inspection. The remainder of the weapons is predicted to reach by March finish of this yr.
Below authorities’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, remainder of the requirement of the Indian Military is being met by Indian trade and at present is at pre-trial stage. “Area Analysis Trial (FET) scheduled this month,” sources mentioned.
On March 19, 2020, Indian Armed Forces’ long-standing requirement of a contemporary state-of-the-art Mild Machine Gun (LMG) was fructified with approval of Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
The Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence then had signed the capital acquisition contract with Israel Weapons Industries for procurement of 16,479 LMGs at a value of Rs 880 crore.
The Defence Minister had mentioned provisioning of this operationally pressing and really critically wanted weapon will enhance the boldness of the frontline troops and supply a lot wanted fight energy to the Armed Forces.