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Govt to shell out Rs 15,000cr for assault rifles, snipers

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Govt to shell out Rs 15,000cr for assault rifles, snipers

New Delhi: The Defense Ministry on Tuesday cleared a proposal to buy 7.40 lakh assault rifles at a cost of Rs 12,280 crore for the three services, officials said.

The decision was taken at a meeting of Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) presided over by defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The defense ministry will also procure light machine guns worth Rs 1,819 crore, they said.

In other decisions, a proposal for purchase of 5,719 sniper rifles for the army at a cost of Rs 982 crore was also approved.

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