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Defence Ministry signs Rs 880 cr contract for Light Machine Guns with Israeli firm

ANI | Updated: Mar 19, 2020 20:50 IST


New Delhi [India], Mar 19 (ANI): The Ministry of Defence on Thursday signed the capital acquisition contract with Israel Weapons Industries for procurement of 16,479 Light Machine Guns (LMGs) at a cost of Rs 880 crore with the approval of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
The contracted Negev 7.62X51 mm LMG is a combat-proven weapon and is currently used by several countries, an official statement said.
The LMGs will greatly enhance the lethality and range of a soldier vis-a-vis the presently used weapon. (ANI)

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