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Indian Excalibur rifle awaits certification trials

  1. News: An indigenously produced new generation rifle, Excalibur, is awaiting user trails and final certification
  2. Excalibur: A fully automatic rifle which fires 5.56mm ammunition and is an upgraded version of the current INSAS (Indian National Small Arms System)
  3. INSAS was inducted in the mid-nineties but had a troubled history
  4. Background: The Army has been attempting to procure a new standard issue rifle for a decade
  5. Recently, the overambitious tender for rifles with interchangeable barrels was cancelled after a 4year process as no vendor could meet the requirements
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