New Delhi: In the India and Russia military ties, the two nations are scheduled to steady a deal on supplying 7.5 lakh AK-203 fully assault rifles on Monday during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit.
All the required clearance has been cleared including the final check and approval from the Cabinet Committee on Security. The deal was scheduled to be inked amid the Russian president’s visit, government sources stated.
Putin will be visiting India on December 6. The meeting between the two national leaders, Vladimir Putin and Modi likely to see the presentation of the S-400 air defence system to Indian which has already started arriving in India in parts, sources stated.
Both the countries have commenced the work on the Igla shoulder-fired air defence system which has been in the production stage for many years.
These Russian designed AK-203 will be produced in the Amethi factory in Uttar Pradesh.
The inked deal has been approved by both sides a few years back and the only major issue is to resolve the transfer of technology, they stated.
Of the 7.5 lakh rifles to be acquired by the Indian Army, the first 70,000 will include Russian-made components as the transfer of technology slowly happens.
These will be delivered to the army 32 months after the production process begins.