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Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Post by Mr.Shome » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:09 am

Dear All,

Heard some noises about renowned global gunmakers coming to India. Surprisingly, none of them (if they at all can) manufacture atleast basic sports pistols and other sports weapons. The point is, our country is ready to pay billions for ornamental Russian missiles etc., which will thankfully never be used (read kickbacks)...but most of our infantry soldiers (read sacrificial goats) still carry the unwieldy INSAS.... I'm only trying to say that we need many changes (I didn't intend to make a political post).

Yes, a few thousand practical rifles have been ordered from the US to fire our patriotism, when our boys get killed....(doesn't makes m business sense for the powers that be)

Sorry for rambling, I am sure that we can have a healthyf irearm culture and we do have the talent to produce good weapons (for sports, self defense.... infinity).... perhaps ....but hopefully. Our new Aatmanirbhar Bharat will encourage domestic production....

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Post by winnie_the_pooh » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:25 am

If the govt.takes years to clear licenses to manufacture, you will not have this self reliance.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences.

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Post by eljefe » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:09 pm

Latest entrant for the Indian armed forces ‘hunger games’is carbines made in UAE...
''It dont mean a thing, if it aint got that zing!''

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Post by pistolero » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:00 pm

Acquiring a license for manufacturing is a long and arduous process. Some companies, namely, 1 in particular working on civilian arms, I wonder how they satisfied all the license criterion. :mrgreen:

Even those who have got a license, it is not commercially viable to manufacture arms or ammo if they dont have volumes. Civilian's form a very small portion, with a very small market size.

The negative list, has the 7.62x51 Bolt Action and the 7.62x39 Assault Rifle, the hopeful finalization will see the AK being made in India at $1100/- a piece, if media reports are to be believed.

So anyone making 7.62x39 other than the Govt is going to be left holding the Baby. PRL now with equity owned by the Adani's has a legup in small arms on almost all the Private sector manufacturers.

Even if India starts making for exports, it will take a decade of trials before other countries take anything coming from India seriously. It is a grim situation.

So while licenses will be granted, getting orders, is going to be a challenge for small private players. Reduction of license, for civilians has also curtailed the market.

The demand for Ammo from the Defense is there, but other than loading, I dont think, it is commercially viable for Private sector companies without deep pockets to make the many different kind of ammo "end to end" with current requirements.

I see more confusion, and after speaking to some of the people granted licenses, I understand their frustrations.

I am all for Atmanirbhar, but private sector needs a lot more than just words, they need orders
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Re: Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Post by Mr.Shome » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:29 am

Dear Pistorera,

You made very relevant wondlerful observations. Unfortunately, my phone is almost dead.... I mean, I had posted a humble answer to your points, but my phone is troubling me.

Best regards

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