Infantry Weapons

Indian Army issues RFI for 60 mm mortars and ammunition

14 November 2018

The Indian Army (IA) has invited responses from local and foreign vendors by 24 December to its request for information (RFI) regarding the intended acquisition of 100, 60 mm light-weight mortars and ammunition.

Issued on 9 November by the IA’s Directorate of Infantry, the RFI requires the manportable mortars to be “as light as possible”, have a range of 2,000 m, and be capable of rapid fire.

The mortars should be capable of being used in India’s varied terrain and climatic conditions, the RFI stated, adding that a related request for proposal will “tentatively” be issued in January 2019. Delivery of the mortars and related ammunition would need to be completed within 12 months of the contract being signed.

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