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Defence ministry clears military purchases worth 2,920 crore, rifles from US among them

This proposed purchase follows an order for 72,400 assault rifles placed with the US last year. India signed the previous order worth 700 crore in early 2019 and the deliveries of all the rifles have been completed.
The DAC, headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh, cleared the purchase of the smart anti-airfield weapon at a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>970 crore to add to the firepower of the navy and the air force.(PTI PHOTO.)
The DAC, headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh, cleared the purchase of the smart anti-airfield weapon at a cost of 970 crore to add to the firepower of the navy and the air force.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 07:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

UAE arms maker offers to make assault rifles in India

Caracal has stressed its commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative and offered transfer of technology to India.
Caracal was chosen in 2018 to supply nearly 95,000 assault rifles to the Indian Army.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Caracal was chosen in 2018 to supply nearly 95,000 assault rifles to the Indian Army.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Published on Sep 21, 2020 09:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

The urgency of defence reforms | HT Editorial

The assumption of a competitive equilibrium no longer holds
India’s defence reforms should continue. The world is becoming an increasingly unsafe place and that means security must reassume priority over shaking things up(PTI)
India’s defence reforms should continue. The world is becoming an increasingly unsafe place and that means security must reassume priority over shaking things up(PTI)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Cop shoots wife, 3 of in-laws’ family dead with AK-47 in Moga

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Published on Feb 16, 2020 10:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Moga | ByHT Correspondent, Moga

Suspected drug peddler killed, another injured in accidental police firing in Moga

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Published on Dec 20, 2019 10:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Moga | ByHT Correspondent

Canada’s Trudeau pledges assault rifle ban, pivots campaign amid blackface scandal

Trudeau is campaigning in Toronto with less than five weeks to go before the Oct. 21 national election and two days after bombshell images of him in blackface emerged.
This month, a 17-year-old was killed by gunfire and five other people were wounded in a community just outside of Toronto, and two days later another person was killed in a shooting on a major highway.(HT image)
This month, a 17-year-old was killed by gunfire and five other people were wounded in a community just outside of Toronto, and two days later another person was killed in a shooting on a major highway.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 10:22 PM IST
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4 militants, including SPOs, killed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Officials said they found three assault rifles from the site in Lassipora and that a search operation was underway after the encounter ended.
Four militants, including two former special police officers (SPOs), were killed by security forces in a gun battle that lasted more than 12 hours in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Four militants, including two former special police officers (SPOs), were killed by security forces in a gun battle that lasted more than 12 hours in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 09:50 AM IST
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Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent

Days after mosque attack, New Zealand bans sale of assault and semi-automatic rifles

For the guns that are still out there, Ardern announced a buyback scheme that will cost between Nz$100 million and $200 million (between US$69 million and $139 million), depending on the number of weapons received.
Anyone who keeps the guns after an amnesty period will face fines of up to $4,000 and three years’ in jail.(AP)
Anyone who keeps the guns after an amnesty period will face fines of up to $4,000 and three years’ in jail.(AP)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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Wellington | ByAgence France-Presse

Army to get over one million hand grenades

Tenders worth Rs 25,000 crore are likely to be awarded to different yards in the next one to two years, an official said.
The defence ministry has cleared an army proposal for buying over 1 million hand grenades that will be made in India, two officials said on the condition of anonymity.(AFP File Photo)
The defence ministry has cleared an army proposal for buying over 1 million hand grenades that will be made in India, two officials said on the condition of anonymity.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2019 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Army set to fast-track light machine gun buy

After ordering 72,400 assault rifles from the US under the fast track procedure (FTP), the army is now looking to take the same route to equip its soldiers with 16,000 new light machine guns (LMGs), two officials familiar with the matter said on the condition of anonymity.
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Published on Mar 20, 2019 09:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

Pakistan gifts gold-plated assault rifle to Saudi Crown Prince Salman

The unusual gift for a visiting foreign dignitary was presented to Mohammad during his first official official visit to Islamabad.
Pakistan gifts gold-plated assault rifle to Saudi Crown Prince Salman.(AFP)
Pakistan gifts gold-plated assault rifle to Saudi Crown Prince Salman.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 05:11 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Defence Ministry approves procurement of 73,000 assault rifles from US

In October, 2017, the Army began the process to acquire around 7 lakh rifles, 44,000 light machine guns (LMGs) and nearly 44,600 carbines.
The Sig Sauer rifles will be used by troops deployed along the nearly 3,600-km border with China.(PTI/ Representative Image)
The Sig Sauer rifles will be used by troops deployed along the nearly 3,600-km border with China.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 10:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Ohio man charged with planning ISIS-inspired attack on synagogue

Damon Joseph, 21, allegedly had made a detailed plan to kill worshippers at a synagogue in the city of Toledo during the Jewish Sabbath, which begins at sunset Friday and lasts until nightfall Saturday.
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Updated on Dec 11, 2018 10:48 AM IST
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Chicago | ByAFP

US debates 3-D guns, judge blocks blueprint uploads

Made mostly of plastic, 3D printable guns, including military-style assault rifles used in many mass shootings, can be just as lethal. But unlike the metal guns, they are undetectable, without serial numbers, and can be owned without going through a background check of some sort.
Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass) speaks at a news conference regarding 3-D printable plastic guns, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(NYT)
Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass) speaks at a news conference regarding 3-D printable plastic guns, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(NYT)
Updated on Aug 01, 2018 10:16 PM IST
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Washington, Hindustan Times | ByYashwant Raj

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s son killed in Syria, the group says

Hudhayfah al-Badri was killed in an “operation against the Nussayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs,” the Islamic State group said in a statement alongside a photo of a young man holding an assault rifle.
This undated image posted online Tuesday, July 3, 2018, by media outlets of the Islamic State militant group, shows Huthaifa al-Badri, son of the leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The IS media said the young son was killed fighting Syrian and Russian forces in Syria's central Homs province.(Militant photo via AP)
This undated image posted online Tuesday, July 3, 2018, by media outlets of the Islamic State militant group, shows Huthaifa al-Badri, son of the leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The IS media said the young son was killed fighting Syrian and Russian forces in Syria's central Homs province.(Militant photo via AP)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 07:07 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Beirut | ByHT Correspondent

CISF wants to get bulletproof jackets that can withstand AK 47 bullets

Bulletproof jackets used by CISF personnel were procured in 2011 and a gunshot, if fired from close range, is capable of piercing the jacket and hurting a person, said the senior officer cited above
CISF Personnel at T3 IGI Airport in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
CISF Personnel at T3 IGI Airport in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 10:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Indian Army to cut down order for assault rifles to 250,000 due to budget constraints: Report

The 1.3 million-strong Indian Army pruned its original requirement for 800,000 rifles, which would have cost $2.5 billion, to prioritise spending and advance the purchase of more up-to-date equipment, a person familiar with the matter said.
The Indian Army has 450,000 infantry troopers, of whom only half go into ground battle and use the rifle as their primary weapon.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
The Indian Army has 450,000 infantry troopers, of whom only half go into ground battle and use the rifle as their primary weapon.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 07:53 PM IST
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