Jalandhar: A day after the recovery, the Jalandhar-based Vajra Corps on Thursday initiated a Court of Inquiry (CoI) and revealed that the army has recovered four INSAS Rifles and three magazines from its ground adjoining the drain in Birring village.
Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said, “A CoI was underway in this case, as the army recovered Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) rifles and three magazines from the ground on Wednesday.”
A team of senior army officers was heading the CoI and investigating the case. It is pertinent to mention here that the jawans were digging a portion of its ground and recovered ‘war like store’, hence swinging the army authorities into action. The weapons were buried deep under the ground.
The army authorities were however tight lipped about further information pertaining to the condition of the INSAS rifles and the magazines recovered. “As of now Army authorities were investigating the case,” said Col Mehta.
It is pertinent to mention here that the army was already on its way to replace the indigenously manufactured INSAS rifles and was in the process of introducing imported assault rifles to be manufactured in the country.
INSAS rifles were used in the Kargil War and introduced in early 1980’s, after making some key changes for the army. The Army was concerned over the quality of the rifles, hence the new INSAS rifles.