Prabhasakshi NewsRoom: Production of AK-203 rifles starts in Amethi, strength of Indian Army will increase drastically

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With one of the world’s best assault rifles, the Kalashnikov AK-203, India has also taken steps towards self-reliance in the defense sector. The factory set up in Amethi has the capability to provide arms to security forces other than the army.

Once considered a political bastion of just one family, the city of Amethi is now making headlines for its potential. On the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an Indo-Russian joint defense venture was established in Amethi and now the state-of-the-art Kalashnikov AK-203 rifles being manufactured here are soon going to increase the strength of the Indian Army. Yes, the production of Kalashnikov AK-203 rifles has started in the Indo-Russian joint effort factory in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. Russian company Rostec State Corporation has given this information by issuing a statement. Let us tell you that this step will provide more firepower to the Indian Armed Forces. ‘Indo-Russian Rifles Pvt Ltd’ plans to ensure 100 per cent local production of AK-203 rifles in India. While this venture has given a new identity to Amethi, it has also created a large number of employment opportunities and has also given a new status to Indo-Russian friendship.

Let us tell you that the statement issued by the company said that the joint venture registered and located in India was established by Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov Concern (both are subsidiaries of Rostec State Corporation) from Russia. The enterprise has started production of Kalashnikov AK-203 rifles, the statement said. “The production of 7.62 mm Kalashnikov AK-203 rifles has begun at the Korva Ordnance Factory in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh,” said Alexander Mikheev, director general of Rosoboronexport. Will go Alexander Mikheev said that the factory’s capacity would make it possible for personnel from other law enforcement agencies to be equipped with the AK-203. He said that joint ventures would be able to export their products to third countries as well.

Let us tell you that along with Kalashnikov AK-203, one of the best assault rifles in the world, India has also taken steps towards self-reliance in the defense sector. The factory set up in Amethi has the capability to provide arms to security forces other than the army. As far as the features of AK-203 are concerned, let us tell you that it is being said to be the deadliest and modern rifle of the AK series. Russia first prepared it in 2018. AK 203 assault rifles are light in terms of weight and at the same time it is said to be suitable for every season. It is being told that 700 rounds of firing can be done with this weapon in a minute. The AK 203 rifle has a range of 500 to 800 metres. It has the capacity of firing 30 rounds in one magazine. The weight of the 705 mm long AK 203 assault rifle is said to be 3.8 kg.

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