Government signs Rs 880 Crore contract for Light Machine Guns with Israeli firm

Team India Sentinels Thursday 19th of March 2020 09:25 PM

New Delhi: In an effort to enhance the lethality and range of a soldier vis-a-vis the presently used weapon, the government on Thursday signed the capital acquisition contract with Israel Weapons Industries for procurement of 16,479 Light Machine Guns (LMGs) at a cost of Rs 880 crore.

It was Indian Armed Forces' long-standing demand for modern state-of-the-art Light Machine Gun (LMG).

The contracted Negev 7.62X51 mm LMG is a combat proven weapon and currently used by several countries around the globe, a defence ministry official said.

The provisioning of this operationally urgent and very critically needed weapon will boost the confidence of the frontline troops and provide much needed combat power to the Armed Forces.