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The DAC, headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh, cleared the purchase of the smart anti-airfield weapon at a cost of Rs 970 crore to add to the firepower of the navy and the air force.(PTI PHOTO.)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 07:55 PM IST
This proposed purchase follows an order for 72,400 assault rifles placed with the US last year. India signed the previous order worth Rs 700 crore in early 2019 and the deliveries of all the rifles have been completed.
Speaking at the dedication of the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd, Nirmala Sitharman said the the UP defence corridor will connect as many as six UP cities.(PTI)
Speaking at the dedication of the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd, Nirmala Sitharman said the the UP defence corridor will connect as many as six UP cities.(PTI)

AK-203 Kalashnikov rifles to be made at Amethi’s Korwa, says defence minister

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 07:34 PM IST
India has signed a deal with a Russian firm to manufacture 7,50,000 AK-203 rifles, the latest derivative of the legendary AK-47 rifles. These rifles will be produced at the Indian Ordnance Factory at Amethi’s Korwa, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Amethi on Sunday.
Kanyakumari: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a programme for the launch of various development projects, a road safety park and a transport museum in Kanyakumari, Friday, March 1, 2019.(PTI)
Kanyakumari: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a programme for the launch of various development projects, a road safety park and a transport museum in Kanyakumari, Friday, March 1, 2019.(PTI)

PM Narendra Modi in Amethi today, to unveil string of projects

Hindustan Times | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 07:39 AM IST
It will be Modi’s first visit as the PM to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency.
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