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Indian MoD Issues RFI For 600 Assault Rifles
7.62x39 mm ARSENAL Assault Rifles AR-M1 ( Image for representation only)

The Indian Ministry of Defence(MoD), has issued a request for information (RFI) to procure 600 Rifles of 7.62mm bore with sights and accessories and 200 UBGL for Rifle 7.62mm for the Indian Air Force (IAF) along with its associated equipment.

The RFI issued on May 4 says that the procurement is open to Indian and foreign vendors.

Information sought includes indicative cost, Factory Acceptance Trials and life cycle support. The indicative cost should also cater to Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract, says the RFI posted on the MoD’s tender website.

The overall time frame of production, delivery with stage wise breakup of the entire project post conclusion of contract is required to be submitted. It is envisaged to operationalise the equipment within six months of signing of the contract.While technology transfer is not being sought, Indian vendors shall mention capability to indigenously design and develop the equipment.

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