WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Feb 14, 2019, 03.36 PM
The iconic Kalashnikov rifle — arguably the world's favourite assault rifle — will now be made in India.
The Centre cleared a proposal Thursday for 750,000 Kalashnikov rifles to be manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board in a joint venture with a Russian firm.
A plant to manufacture the Kalashnikovs will be set up in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
The Kalashnikov made in Amethi will be the AK-203, a derivative of the famous AK-47.
Centre today cleared 7.47 lakh assault Kalashnikov rifles to be built by Ordnance Factory Board and Russian Joint venture firm. Plant to be set up near Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/RpGUZZQ1Fs