Modern AK-203 Rifles With Range Over 3 Football Fields To Be Made In UP
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Modern AK-203 Rifles With Range Over 3 Football Fields To Be Made In UP

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December 4, 2021

A gun-manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi to make over five lakh high-powered AK-203 rifles has been cleared by the centre. The plant that will come up in Amethi's Korwa will add to India's self-reliance in defence manufacturing, the government said in a statement, adding the project will create jobs and help medium and small enterprises with order for raw material supplies.


New Delhi, 04 December 2021

As per news report of NDTV, India will partner with Russia, from where the original AK-47 came, in manufacturing the modern AK-203. This assault rifle fires the much larger 7.62 mm rounds that has better penetrating power, while similar rifles with less stopping power fires the smaller 5.56 mm rounds. The AK-203 assault rifles will replace the INSAS rifles that have been in service for over three decades. The modern version of the Russian-origin rifle has an effective range of 300 metres or more than three football fields, is lightweight and robust.

Source - NDTV

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