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IA soldier with Sig Sauer 716I Battle Rifle + Tata Advanced Systems Thermal Weapon Sight - Medium Range (TWS-MR) + MKU Mukut ACH + FLC.
I have to say, our standard infantry has started looking good enough (+good weapon posture + great trigger discipline ), somewhat comparable to NATO Tier-2 forces. If only, these could be sent on the various Bilateral Exercises and not the ones with crappy, 30-year old gear........
The stuff we currently use seems clunky in comparison.
Like these old OFB telescopic sights.
Dunno what you mean. Are you trying to say if telescopic sights can be replaced by TIs?
Not sure. But soldiers will have various sights based on their role. The first 66000+ SIGs the army bought are expected to be equipped with 40000 image intensifiers, 16000 thermal imagers and 12000 telescopic sights. I don't know how these sights will be distributed though. I suppose during the day, the ones with image intensifiers will use holographic and reflex sights and then switch at dusk. I suppose the telescopic sight users will need binocular NVGs whereas everyone else can make do with monocular NVGs. This is all best answered by an infantryman. I am not much into the infantry's TOE.