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Defence Ministry's nod for procuring 7.40 lakh assault rifles

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today cleared a proposal to buy 7.40 lakh assault rifles at a cost of Rs 12,280 crore for the three services, officials said.

The decision was taken at a meeting of Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) presided over by

The will also procure light machine guns worth Rs 1,819 crore, they said.

In other decisions, a proposal for purchase of 5,719 sniper rifles for the at a cost of Rs 982 crore was also approved.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 18:20 IST