The INSAS is widely used by troopers deployed for crucial operations but the rifle has not been giving the best results," officials said.
The CRPF is the main force involved in operations against Maoists, and the officials said the INSAS should be used in such operations.
At present, it uses the INSAS
LMG, which has a range of 700m and weighs 6.
The 55 battalions of CRPF men posted in the Valley only have lethal weapons such as mortars, Ak- 47s and INSAS
rifles, which are meant for use in counter- insurgency operations.
The number of weapons they have surrendered with is fifteen; 11 AK 47 rifles, two SLRs, one INSAS
Rifle and one 303 rifle.
Defence exports from India will also feature on Antony's agenda, as Oman is the first Gulf country to procure the assault rifle INSAS
, which is manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board.
They) lost 42 INSAS
rifles, 17 AK- 47s, six INSAS
light machine guns, seven self- loading rifles, two mortars and a carbine," the MHA statement added.
He told his bosses that it was constable Lakhwinder Singh who on his own shot Shah using an INSAS rifle.
The source said Birdi later fudged records to show Singh was carrying an INSAS rifle, and not an AK- 47.
5 lakh each and are said to be better than the indigenous INSAS
rifles currently used by the CRPF.
The naxals also managed to take away an AK-47 and an INSAS
rifle of the CRPF personnel.