Thakur_B wrote:At this point, I actually feel bad for ARDE/OFB. Just when they started innovating, they are being showed the door. the 7.62x51 AR-2 ws pretty decent attempt. The prototypes were shunned for high recoil issues. Looking at SiG716 and the old AR-2 videos, the recoil seems not that bad.
Dont feel sad sir.
The OFB burnt its bridges with the shoody quality of the INSAS.
The 7.62 itself - what innovation has it shown.
The gas regulator was changed in the Insas 1C based on feedback (after a long time), the milled receiver is not really an innovation unless you consider the tweaks to the bolt assembly as innovations
I presume these and some other cosmetic improvements were carried over to the 7.62 version as well.
I am not saying that nothing could be done with the insas. IF you see the work done on the SA80 to rectify its many defects then there was definitely the possibility of making the INSAS a decent weapon. After all the jawan will live with and love with some imperfections as long as it does its primary job of firing a bullet reliably and consistenly.
Problem is the bridges have been burnt to such an extent that....