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Indian Army in Global Hunt for Assault Rifles, Endangering Excalibur |  DefenseNews

Indian Army in Global Hunt for Assault Rifles, Endangering Excalibur | DefenseNews

India has begun a global hunt to buy 185,000 7.62x51mm-caliber assault rifles, with more than $1 billion set aside for acquisition project, putting into question the fate of the homegrown assault rifle Excalibur, which is still in development by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

The fresh request for information (RFI) issued last week contains modified requirements and is expected to receive positive results, according to an official with the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The official said the formal tender will be issued in April 2017.

Source: Indian Army in Global Hunt for Assault Rifles, Endangering Excalibur