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Pune 10 May 2017 (PCP NEWS) : Madhya Pradesh became the Worlds Manufacturing Hub for Small Arms, the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated countries first Private Small Arms Plant at Malanpur, where five deadly Israelly origin Guns, Components under Make in India Program, will be manufacture and will be exported to Israel. In Israel, the components will be integrated to form guns. By this year’s end, the plant will start integrating the weapons, after it receives its license to do it.

On this occasion, Mark Shachar, V.P. Business Development, S K Group, explained that this is India’s first private small arms manufacturing unit where India, and Israel will manufacture lethal Israeli guns for the Indian armed forces and the world. This has been made possible through a joint venture between Indian Defense conglomerate, Punj Lloyd, and Israel Weapon Industries, this plant will be a hub of manufacturing the weapons for the Indian Armed forces and will also Export them. We will also make the plant a center of maintenance for these guns for India and abroad, said Mark.

As clearly stated by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, has clearly stated that, there is a need to invest more in the military, in view of emerging security threats, and these are the guns that will add to the capabilities of the armed forces. Besides the Israel Defence Forces, it is being used across the world, including by the US and the Special Forces of the Indian Army, Navy and IAF. This weapon was also used during the surgical strikes in POK. The Special Frontier Force (SFF), a covert special operations unit, created with the help of the CIA post the 1962 India-China war, is also using them. Since 2009 Punj Lloyd has invested Rs 350 crore in the defence sector, including this facility. The plant will soon take over the work of the Israel Weapon Industries on the tenders for such guns floated by the Indian Army.

The Bullpup configuration makes it compact, perfect for counter-terrorist operations in built up areas such as Jammu and Kashmir. It Improves gun’s accuracy and reduces weight, it is Stable at all firing positions, it haves Corrosion resistant metal parts and it is Easily maintainable in adverse battle conditions. 5.56 mm Cartridges is used as adopted by NATO Uses 5.56 mm cartridges, as adopted by NATO, it haves capacity of 30 rounds. Punj Lloyd pitching it as a replacement for INSAS rifle.

The Negev Light Machine Gun is a a Robust light Machine Gun with powerful target acquisition, it is Adopted by the Israeli Defence Forces in 1997 and Also has a semi-automatic mode to provide accurate, controlled fire in close quarter battle, besides this it haves a Automatic mode for maximum firepower. It is Mountable and Negev cartridges are placed in the gun from a belt, which can contain up to 200 rounds, cartridges Used 5.56 mm and 7.65 mm, it Has different variants, which are Known to be a reliable weapon under extreme conditions, it Can be mounted on inside helicopters, over vehicles and naval vessels, is the Important feature, this Gun is being used by the Indian armed forces.

Galil Sniper, With this weapon, combat units gain efficiency in firing at long range, it Can hit targets up to 1 km away, Even at this range it can fire accurately at targets, which are small and mobile. The semi-automatic feature ensures it is stable while firing. it has 7.65 mm caliber and has a capacity of 10 to 25 rounds, besides this it’s Fold-able bi-pod makes it suitable for user’s needs.

RAW’s Aim, Galil sniper being used by the covert RAW unit, Special Frontier Force, and Indian Army. Army’s aim is to get the new sniper rifle with greater range, accuracy, and firepower. Army has been searching for sniper rifles for infantry units and Special Forces to replace the Russian Dragunov Sniper Rifle. At-present Indian Navy’s MARCOS also using the rifle. Galil is a family of small arms named after its designer, Yisrael Galil.

Tavor X95 is Also known as Micro Tavor, its Specialty is that it is the only three caliber weapon in the world, which Can be used as an Assault Rifle, Carbine or Sub-Machine Gun, also its Interchangeability does not require much time and Can be used in different scenarios such as counter-terrorist operations in forested regions or urban areas. It is also haves Single Handed Option, it is Ideal for VIP security conducted by NSG, SPG, it is also Stable while shooting in sitting, kneeling and standing position, having Low recoil and can be easily fired single handedly, and is good for soldiers injured in battle. It is Developed in collaboration with the elite units of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). It Became IDF’s standard assault rifle in 2009. At present CRPF’s CoBRA commandos are using the gun against the Left Wing Extremists.

ACE Assault Rifle (ACE) represents next generation of Israel’s Galil assault rifles, which Comes with standard 5.56 X 45 mm, 7.62 x 39 mm and 7.62 X 51 mm ammunition, this Weapon is choice for armies across the world who don’t have to worry about changing ammunition. Galil Family is ACE’s mechanism based on Galil family of weapons, It has adopted trigger of Galil sniper to improve accuracy, and is Similar to the Tavor, but less advanced, it Has a capacity of 25 to 35 rounds and has Effective firing range of 500 m. It is also the Primary weapon of the Colombian Army and Colombian Police and of the Vietnam Army. PCP/DJ 11 45

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