Indian Army has issued a global Request for Information (RFI) for procurement of new-generation 7.62mm x 51mm Assault Rifles. The total quantity required is approximately 1,85,000 Assault Rifles out of which the immediate requirement is of approximately 65000 rifles. Deliveries are slated within four months to twenty eight months from the day of signing of the contract. The response date for the RFI is 07 Nov 2016 while the tentative date of issue of RFP is April 2017.According to the RFI it requires 7.62mm x 51mm assault rifle with lethality to achieve the objective of shoot-to-kill". It should have an effective range of 500-metre at the very minimum, with duly-optimised recoil to achieve accuracy better than 3 minutes of angle up to a minimum range of 500-metre.