India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invited responses by 4 February to its supplementary request for information (RFI) regarding the planned acquisition of 360,000 5.56×45 mm close quarter battle (CQB) carbines and 40,000 7.62×51 mm light machine guns (LMGs) for the country's armed forces.
The RFI, which is addressed to local manufacturers, was issued on 4 January and follows similar RFIs released in October 2017 and August 2018 for both weapon types. "Any vendor who did not respond to the RFI earlier may express interest for seeking the request for proposal (RFP)," the document stated.
Both weapon types are being acquired under the 'Buy and Make' category of the MoD's Defence Procurement Procedure-2016.
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