The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the largest of India’s Central Armed Police Forces. According to our good friends at economictimes.indiatimes.com, “The force has sought to procure 20,000 new AK series rifles for its troops deployed in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas in various states and counter-insurgency theatres in the North-East after it found that the INSAS rifle was not proving to be as ‘operationally suitable’ as the Russian made AK-47 and -56 series of combat rifles.” Reading between the lines, the INAS gun must really suck. “Field commanders of the force deployed in the anti-Naxal operations grid said they were increasingly sending the INSAS to the weapon repairs store of the force.” I wonder how many years and how much money was given to whom before that change went through . . .