Swift Buy: Army To Get 44,500 Light Machine Guns


Seeking to further enhance the firepower of infantry troops, the defence ministry would soon be deciding on an Army proposal to procure 44,500 light machine guns (LMGs) for soldiers under the fast-track procurement procedure as the earlier project had to be scrapped due to a single vendor situation.

“In a high-level meeting scheduled to be held soon under defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the government would decide on an Army proposal to buy around 18,000 of the 44,500 LMGs under the fast-track procedure, while the remaining would be acquired under the normal acquisition process,” a top source in the Army told Mail Today.

LMGs provide heavy firepower to infantry troops in both counter-insurgency and conventional war operations, sources said. Read More…

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