F-INSAS Update Part II: Lethality

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In August 2011, the MoD released a statement in response to a public query, admitting that INSAS (Indian small arms system), the Army’s standard assault rifle, was prone to operational failings and had been under deep consideration since 2009 to be replaced with urgency. The release reported on a rising accident and defect record for the rifle over the past three years, from 68 incidents in 2009, 69 in 2010, and 41 at the time of writing, with 9 personnel suffering minor injuries in to...
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