Defence Ministry signs contract with Israeli firm for LMG

The Ministry of Defence has signed the capital acquisition contract with Israel Weapons Industries for the procurement of Light Machine Gun (LMGs). The Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence has signed the capital acquisition contract of worth Rs 880 crore for the procurement of 16,479 Light Machine Gun (LMGs). The Light Machine Guns were the long-standing requirement of Indian Armed Forces.

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About Light Machine Gun (LMGs):

The Defence Ministry of India has signed Rs 880 crore capital acquisition contract for the procurement of Negev 7.62 X 51 mm LMG which is a combat weapon. This is being used globally and expected to enhance the lethality as well as the range of a soldier vis-a-vis the presently used weapon.

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