Indo-Russian Rifles Personal Restricted, a three way partnership between Russia and India, registered and situated in India, whose founders on the Russian facet are Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov Concern (each are subsidiaries of the Rostec State Company), has began producing Kalashnikov assault rifles. The three way partnership plans to make sure 100% localization of the manufacturing of AK-203 rifles in India. In future, the corporate may additionally improve output and improve its manufacturing services to fabricate superior rifles based mostly on the Kalashnikov assault rifle platform. Indo-Russian Rifles Personal Restricted totally complies with the Authorities of India’s Made in India initiative and DAP 2020. Right this moment, India is the primary nation to start out producing the AK-200-series assault rifles of the world-famous model.

“Korwa Ordnance Manufacturing unit in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, has produced the primary batch of seven.62 mm Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles. The start of deliveries to the Indian Military is anticipated quickly. On the identical time, the manufacturing unit’s capability makes it potential to totally equip the personnel of different legislation enforcement businesses in India with AK-203 assault rifles, which, as a consequence of their excessive adaptability, are appropriate for numerous operators. As well as, the three way partnership will have the ability to export its merchandise to 3rd nations,” mentioned Alexander Mikheev, Director Basic of Rosoboronexport.


Kalashnikov AK-203 Assault Rifles (Photograph by Rosoboronexport)

“Russia and India are linked by robust partnership relations. Army-technical cooperation between the 2 nations has resulted within the development of the three way partnership Indo-Russian Rifles Personal Restricted. With the launch of sequence manufacturing of Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles, high-quality, handy and trendy small arms will start to enter service with India’s protection and legislation enforcement businesses. The mannequin combines glorious ergonomics, adaptability to completely different shooters and excessive efficiency traits, it is without doubt one of the finest assault rifles on this planet,” mentioned Sergey Chemezov, Basic Director of Rostec.

The AK-200-series assault rifles have retained all some great benefits of the normal AK scheme: reliability, sturdiness and ease of upkeep. The AK-200 sequence of rifles are based mostly on the AK-100 rifle sequence and the AK-12. They are often chambered in 5.45×39mm, 5.56×45mm NATO and seven.62×39mm, and use a barrel and fuel system meeting and iron sights line much like that of the AK-74M/AK-100 rifle household. AK-12 alike enhancements added embrace Picatinny rails, a brand new pistol grip, a brand new adjustable buttstock and a brand new flash hider. They feed from 30-round magazines, and could be suitable with drum magazines from the RPK and RPK-74. As of 2018, 200-series Kalashnikov assault rifles, which embrace a whole household, are supplied for export gross sales and for home legislation enforcement customers. Rosoboronexport goals to cooperate on phrases of switch of expertise put ahead by the Indian facet and in accordance with the Make in India initiative.