A joint venture between India-Russia to manufacture Kalashnikovs Assault Rifles 200 Series

5.45mm Kalashnikov AK-205 assault rifle/Image: The fire arm blog

The joint venture between India and Russia to manufacture Kalashnikov assault rifles’ 200 series will be able to fulfil Indian security agencies’ requirement for small arms, Russian President Vladmir Putin said in a message read out by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The joint venture between India and Russia to manufacture Kalashnikov assault rifles’ 200 series will be able to fulfil Indian security agencies’ requirement for small arms, Russian President Vladmir Putin said in a message read out by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Amethi on Sunday.

Sitharaman read out the message during an event of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi where he laid the foundation stone of a manufacturing unit for the AK-203 assault rifles.

“The new joint venture will manufacture world famous Kalashnikov assault rifles of the newest 200 series and will eventually reach full localisation of production. Thus, the Indian defence-industrial sector will have the opportunity to fulfil the needs of national security agencies in this category of small arms, resting upon advanced Russian technologies,” Putin said in his message.

He said military and technical cooperation has traditionally been one of the key areas of the special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India. “For more than seven decades, we have been supplying reliable and high-quality armaments and equipment to Indian friends. Around 170 military and industrial facilities have been set up in India with assistance from our country,” Putin said.

The joint venture between India and Russia to manufacture Kalashnikov assault rifles’ 200 series will be able to fulfil Indian security agencies’ requirement for small arms, Russian President Vladmir Putin said in a message read out by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Amethi on Sunday.

Sitharaman read out the message during an event of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi where he laid the foundation stone of a manufacturing unit for the AK-203 assault rifles.

“The new joint venture will manufacture world famous Kalashnikov assault rifles of the newest 200 series and will eventually reach full localisation of production. Thus, the Indian defence-industrial sector will have the opportunity to fulfil the needs of national security agencies in this category of small arms, resting upon advanced Russian technologies,” Putin said in his message.

He said military and technical cooperation has traditionally been one of the key areas of the special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India. “For more than seven decades, we have been supplying reliable and high-quality armaments and equipment to Indian friends. Around 170 military and industrial facilities have been set up in India with assistance from our country,” Putin said.

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