[Global Network Military March 4] Russian Satellite News Agency reported on March 3 that Dmitry Shugayev, Director-General of the Russian Military Technical Cooperation Bureau, told reporters that Russia and India launched the Kalashnikov automatic rifle production plant in Kolwa City, India, on March 3. The project is expected to produce more than 700,000 people and the products are fully localized.
Dmitry Shugayev said, Today, according to the previously agreed content at the highest level and the signed intergovernmental agreement between the two countries, the factory of AK-203 automatic rifle manufactured by military enterprises in Kolwa City, India, was launched. According to him, the project is expected to produce more than 700,000 automatic rifles and complete localization in stages.
Alexander Mikhev, general manager of Russian Defense Export Corporation, said that the Russian-Indian joint venture Kalashnikov assault rifle manufacturer in India would provide automatic weapons to the Indian armed forces.
The launch of AK-203 assault automatic rifle joint venture is the key point of cooperation between the two countries under the framework of the Makein India program, Mikhev said. Kolwa Ordnance Factory is one of the most advanced weapons assembly lines of the Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). According to the agreement between the two sides, 750,000 rifles are planned to be produced and the products are fully localized. The capacity of the plant can fully meet the needs of the entire Indian Armed Forces. If necessary, the two sides can negotiate to expand the scale of production and upgrade production to produce a promising Kalashnikov assault rifle model on this platform.
Indian Prime Minister Modi attended the launch ceremony of the Kalashnikov automatic rifle factory in Korwa City, Uttar Pradesh on March 3, which will produce the new AK-200 series assault rifles.
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