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India gets its first indigenous sniper rifle from west bengal all you need to know

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  1. Blackjay

    Blackjay Developers Guild IDF NewBie

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    Indigenous Sniper Rifle From West Bengal: All You Need to Know

    Ishapore Ordnance Factory received orders from Central Reserve Police Force, Haryana and Rajasthan Police.

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    India.com News Desk | Published: August 30, 2017 10:40 AM IST
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    The rifle can shoot the target up to 800 Metres. [Representational Image]


    Kolkata, August 30: After using German sniper rifles Heckler & Koch for decades, India got its own sniper rifle from Ordnance Factory Ishapore in West Bengal. The new rifle is likely to eliminate country’s dependence on importing rifles from other manufacturers abroad.

    Kolkata Police will be introducing it to services after it is tested by a group of commandos. Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar told NDTV, “You won’t see the sniper rifle out on the streets. If you can spot one, we have not done our job.”

    Here’s all you need to know

    • The Ishapore sniper costs Rs. 2.5 lakh plus taxes.
    • The rifle has a calibre of 7.62 mm and weighs 6.7 kg.
    • The rifle can shoot the target up to 800 Metres.
    • The biggest advantage of the rifle is the abundance of indigenous ammunition.
    • Kolkata Police will be introducing it to services after testing.
    • Ishapore Ordnance Factory received orders from Central Reserve Police Force, Haryana and Rajasthan Police.
    • The rifle will be important for urban police for VIP protection, hostage situations and terror attacks.
    • The research and development for the sniper was done at Ishapore for more than a year.
    • The factory also produced INSAS rifle which is used by many forces.
    Link-
    http://www.india.com/news/india/ind...rom-west-bengal-all-you-need-to-know-2436049/

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    Finally a good use for this emoji
    :sniper:
    :):):)
     
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    zebra7 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    looks like a toy to me and a crap. Where is Scope going.
     
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    bharathp Developers Guild IDF NewBie

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    how does side by side comparison of results show with respect to the rest of the world? is it good enough?
     
  4. turkish

    turkish Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I am not sure how the gun performs .. but one thing for sure when it comes to designing a sexy looking gun.. we just suck balls!
     
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    What's up with the scope??
     
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    Wolfpack Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Is it foldable extension like Ak's
    Looks to me just like a Improvement on Dragunov. What bullets?
    I dont even see a Tripod marks.
     
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    The image provided is NOT of the Ishapore sniper mentioned in the article, it is a representational image. The gun in the image is an Ishapore Enfield Scout modification, probably done overseas -

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    The rifle they're talking about is most probably this -

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    sniper rifle with 800 meters.
     
  10. Blackjay

    Blackjay Developers Guild IDF NewBie

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    Order is from police forces.You can't get much more clear line of sight in urban areas anyway.I am guessing it won't fit army's requirements.
    But is definitely good that they are selling an equipment,they weren't earlier.
     
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    sad but true!
     
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