India signs deal to get 72,400 assault rifles from US firm within 1 year
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7:25 AM
India has signed a contract with a US firm for 72,400 assault rifles at a cost of around Rs.700Cr, defence ministry officials said. India has signed the contract for Sig Sauer Assault Rifles with the US under FTP and as part of the agreement, India will get around 72,400 7.62mm rifles from US firm SiG Sauer in one-year from this day, the officials said.
SPO runs off with seven rifles from PDP MLA’s house in Srinagar
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:52 AM
Refusing to interfere with the investigation into the arrest of five activists in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon incident by the Pune police, the Supreme Court of India on Friday allowed the process to continue, although it provided a way out for the activists by extending their house arrest by four more weeks, allowing them to move bail applications in this time.
500-woman unit to tackle J&K's female stone-pelters
Monday, July 2, 2018, 7:00 AM
Faced with a situation where young girls in the Kashmir Valley now throw stones at it, CRPF has deployed over 500 women commandos to deal with such stone pelters. The women troopers, will be armed with assault rifles as well so they can retaliate in case of a terrorist attack. They will be equipped with lightweight body protectors, helmets, wooden sticks, bullet-proof jackets.