Indian Army will get new sniper rifles by January 20, says General Bipin Rawat

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that the Northern Command of the defence force will get new sniper rifles by January 20. During his annual press briefing in the national capital on Thursday, the Army chief also said a final deadline on ordered and missile and rocket is expected from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) by February or March, 2019.

General Rawat, however, added that if the deadlines are not met, then the Army can explore the options of importing the same.

“By February or March, the DRDO will be giving us the final timeline as to when the ordered missile and rocket can be introduced. If they are failing and timelines are not being met, then we go in for the import mechanism,” said the Army chief.

Talking about the situation along the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC), General Rawat said that “there are around 300 terrorists waiting across the LoC to infiltrate into India”. Read More

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