The army is expected to get three new assault rifles, four M-16 rifles and three anti-tank guided weapons from the Ministry of Defence in the coming days.
Army sources told The Times on Tuesday that the weapons are likely to come from the DRDO, while the sources did not divulge the cost.
The ministry, which is a part of the Centre, is expected provide the weapons in the first week of August.
In August, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar announced that the armed forces will be given the option to buy arms from the civilian sector by the end of this fiscal year.
This will come after the government decides on the purchase of additional equipment for the armed services from the private sector, he had said.
The army has already decided to procure two guns from the government for the defence of the country.
It will procure four guns, including the M-3 machine gun, from the Government of India, sources said.
A senior army officer said, “The government will purchase the M3 from the PML-N government at the rate of ₹10,000 each for the first month of the year.
After that, the rate will increase to ₳15,000.”
The officer, however, refused to disclose the price.