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Friday, 5 May 2017

India's 1st private small arms manufacturing unit opened in Madhya Pradesh


In order to Strengthen defence ties, India has opened its first private small arms manufacturing plant at Malanpur, Madhya Pradesh in a joint venture with Israel. The plant has been set up as a joint venture Punj Lloyd Raksha Systems between Indian defence conglomerate Punj Lloyd and Israel Weapons Industries (IWI).

The plant will manufacture weapons like X95 assault rifle, Galil sniper, Tavor assault rifle, Negev light machine gun and the Ace assault rifle. This is the first opportunity for the country to get its own 'Made in India' small arms.

    Important Takeaways from above News for SBI PO Exam-
    • India's 1st private small arms manufacturing unit opened in Madhya Pradesh
    • It has been opened in a joint venture with Israel.
    Source- The Economic Times

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