Thursday 28 May 2020, 07:19 AM
India acquires 16,479 Negev LMGs from Israel
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 3/19/2020 9:31:46 PM
India acquires 16,479 Negev LMGs from Israel

New Delhi: Ministry of Defence signs Rs 880 Crore contract for Light Machine Guns with Israeli firmThe Indian Armed Forces' long-standing requirement of a modern state-of-the-art Light Machine Gun (LMG) has finally fructified. The Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence has signed the capital acquisition contract with Israel Weapons Industries for procurement of 16,479 LMGs at a cost of Rs 880 crore with the approval of Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh.
 
The contracted Negev 7.62X51 mm LMG is a combat proven weapon and currently used by several countries around the globe. This LMG will greatly enhance the lethality and range of a soldier vis-a-vis the presently used weapon.
The provisioning of this operationally urgent and very critically needed weapon will boost the confidence of the frontline troops and provide much needed combat power to the Armed Forces.

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