Two new Israeli assault rifles Arad and Carmel now set to be manufactured in India

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News: The two latest Israeli assault rifles — the Arad and the Carmel are set to be manufactured in India.

Facts:

  • Carmel: It is a multi-purpose, modular, caliber assault rifle for modern warfare.
  • Arad: It is an M4-type Assault Rifle intended for all kinds of combat scenarios with its ability to change calibers.
  • These assault rifles are to be produced under the ‘Make in India’ initiative in Madhya Pradesh where a plant had been set up in 2017 by Israel Weapons System(IWI) in a joint venture.