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Indiscriminate gun licenses, a threat to state. Quint, 8 October 2015

Government mulls lifetime validity of arms licences. Times of India, 28 September 2015

Kalashnikov rifles to be made in India. Central Chronicle, 21 September 2015

Indian Army to test Indian assault rifle. Defense News, 19 September 2015

Assault rifle: made in India vs make in India. Indian Defence Review, September 2015

ATT: India needs to sign the Arms Trade Treaty. IPD, 5 August 2015

Manufacture of small arms in the private sector. DefenceProAC, 24 July 2015

ATT does nothing to stop terror groups. Deccan Herald, 8 July 2015

Indian Army cancels rifle, carbine tenders. Jane’s, 7 July 20115

Is stun gun legal in India? iPleaders, 3 July 2015

Constitution, guns and Indians. Live Mint, 3 July 2015

India’s controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. Diplomat, 2 July 2015

National firearms database faces missing gun holders. Indian Express, 29 June 2015

Tackling arms proliferation in modern conflict. IDSA, 23 June 2015

Indian Army: fighting without equipment. The Hindu, 11 June 2015

India needs modern and homogeneous weapons. DefenceProAC, 31 May 2014.

Hunt for Army assault rifle may be called off. Times of India, 20 May 2015

CAG on ammunition: India is safe, Rajnath Singh. Zeenews, 10 May 2015

CAG hits Defence Ministry on ammunition. Economic Times, 8 May 2015

No, Gandhi wouldn’t have supported the gun lobby.  Gunsense, 7 May 2015

Government to liberalize Arms Act. Economic Times, 2 May 2015

Govt to simplify Arms Act. Outlook, 30 April 2015

CRPF deployed in Red zones will get AK-47s. Times of India, 26 April 2015 

High Court notice on INSAS rifle controversy. Indian Express, 23 April 2015

Illegal weapons: which state tops confiscation? Factly, 24 March 2015

Pistol, revolver sales on the rise. The Hindu, 21 February 2015

Chhattisgarh to maintain digitized arms licenses. Times of India, 31 January 2015

Buying licensed arms soon to be convenient. India TV, 15 January 2015

Buying licensed arms soon to become a convenient affair, IndiaTV, 14 January 2015

Gun licenses to be easier; Home Ministry. Economic Times, 14 January 2015

Supreme Court stops classifying air guns as firearms. India Today, 5 January 2012

Global arms treaty comes into force, India distant. Indian Express, 24 December 2014

Mumbai: factory-made ammunition puzzles police. Indian Express, 22 December 2014

More guns than licence in Chambal. Times of India, 24 November 2014

CRPF asks to replace Insas with AK rifles. Times of India, 13 November 2014

Pune cops collect 1095 licensed arms before election. Indian Express, 28 September 2014 

Make in India: BJP push to produce small arms. Millennium Post, 27 September 2014.

Govt urged to provide firearm licences to Hindu leaders. Siasat Daily, 3 September 2014

The Indian Army's desire to import assault rifles. IBN Live, 5 July 2014

The big deal about Army small arms. The Hindu, 4 July 2014

Ordnance Factory Board plans to try out 3 desi AKs. Times of India, 21 May 2014

A revolution in Indian Defence Procurement. Economic Times, 22 April 2014

Nearly 20 lakh private arms licensed in half the country. Indian Express, 7 February 2014

Kalashnikov Eyes Indian Partners for Weapons Production. Rianovosti, 6 February 2014   

Tamil Nadu begins digitization of 40,000 gun licences. Times of India, 3 February 2014

Kochi: Gun renewals from other states up in district. Times of India, 24 January 2014

New handgun marketed at Indian women. BBC, 16 January 2014

Renew arms licences, say Coimbatore police. The Hindu, 22 December 2013

Lucknow DGP on political firearms display. The Pioneer, 17 December 2013

DC’s letter on Kodava (Coorg) firearms kicks up row. The Hindu, 3 December 2013

Smart weapons: Kill switches and safety catches. The Economist, 30 November 2013  

Foreign crew booked under Arms Act. The Hindu, 15 October 2013

India Developing National Database of Arms Licenses.  Asia Pacific, 17 August 2013

Import duty challenged by shooter. The Indian Express, 6 August 2013

Kochi: Who needs a licence for guns in the district. Times of India, 29 July 2013

Punjab: licensed gun holders told to deposit arms. Tribune, 1 July 2013

Women cops handle hi-tech guns. Hindustan Times, 28 June 2013

US gun lobby invokes Mahatma Gandhi to bear arms, Times of India, 16 May 2013

ATT: Appraisal of Arms Trade Treaty. Indian Express, 18 April 2013

ATT: Sore Spot for India’s Military. The Diplomat, 12 April 2013

ATT: Upset over treaty, India may cancel delegation to UK. Times of India, 8 April 2013

ATT: India to reject global arms trade treaty. Times of India , 28 March 2013

ATT: Why the Arms Trade Treaty matters. Indian Express, 25 March 2013 

ATT: India will support ATT if adopted by consensus. Indian Express, 25 March 2013

ATT to regulate $70-billion global arms trade. The Hindu, 24 March 2013

ATT: Statement by Amb. Sujata Mehta to the ATT Conference. 18 March 2013

CRPF mulls fitting guns with GPS to track Maoist moves. Times of India, 28 January 2013

INSAS-weary army shops for new infantry arms. The Sunday Standard, 16 January 2013  

India rape calls for gun law rewrite. Ottawa Sun, 29 December 2012

ATT: India votes for resumption of treaty talks. The Hindu, 26 December 2012

INSAS-weary army shops for new arms. Sunday Standard, 16 December 2012

Swedish arms in Burma 'arrived via India'. The Independent, 14 December 2012 

Gandhi advocated the right to bear arms. Natural News,  17 December 2012

Who checks private guards for the rich? Economic Times, 24 November 2012

Dip in licences hits Gurgaon gun sales. Economic Times, 22 September 2012

Why do India's MPs love guns? BBC, 3 August 2012

Analysis of guns sold to MPs. ADR, August 2012

ATT: Don't Rush Arms Trade Treaty: India. Outlook, 2 August 2012 

ATT: Ideal Arms Treaty from India’s Perspective. IDSA, 27 July 2012

ATT: Politics of Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations. IDSA, 27 July 2012

Licenced to kill. Sports shooters sell ammo. DNA, 22 July 2012 

Maharashtra rifle body shooting unlicensed. DNA, 23 July 2012

ATT: Why the Arms Trade Treaty matters. India Express, 23 July 2012

ATT: India keeps its feet on the ground. The Hindu, 20 July 2012

ATT: The Arms Trade Treaty and India. IDSA, 2 July 2012 

284 out of 340 requests for gun licence shot in 2011. Times of India, 28 May 2012

Use of illegal weapons on the rise. Times of India, 16 May 2012

Getting a gun licence becomes a tough task. Times of India, 4 June 2012

Patna: Guns give way to law and order. The Telegraph, 18 April 2012

Fake arms licences pose security threat. Nagaland Post, 12 April 2012 

Asian countries hope to find solutions for illegal trade. The Jakarta Post, 6 March 2012

85 fortified police stations to come up in Bihar. Times of India, 24 February 2012

Indian 'AK-47' too fast for its own good. Times of India, 14 February 2012

Dud guns: MHA seeks report from BSF on Beretta, India Today, 13 February 2012

Shooters get arms and ammunition boost. Times of India, 11 February 2012

Government frees sports arms and ammunition import. Times of India, 9 February 2012

Gachhadar urges India to resume weapons supply., 20 January 2012

Supreme Court on licence for air rifles. The Hindu, 6 January 2012

Supreme court stops classifying air guns as firearms. India Today, 5 January 2012

State moves to regulate private security agencies. Times of India, 2 January 2012

Gun licence rules tightened to check fake shooters. Times of India, 14 December 2011  

From arms to farms - Indian state plans gun meltdown. BBC, 9 November 2011

In Bellary, illegal mining and gun permits hit high. Indian Express, 26 September 2011

Bullets of small arms in short supply. Times of India, 20 September 2011

Private security: trigger crisis. Times of India, 5 September 2011

Gun licence adds weight to guard's CV. Hindustan Times, 3 September 2011

Can't deny guns citing law & order: HC. Times of India, 30 June 2011

Like the US, India is dangerously divided over its gun laws. Telegraph, 18 August 2010

Need arms license? Go to Nagaland. IBN Live, 8 June 2007