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British iconic gun manufacturing company Webley & Scott will set up a new division in Hardoi, UP

luck: The iconic British gun manufacturing company Webley & Scott (W&S) will soon establish its gun production department in Uttar Pradesh.

According to reports, the new department of Webley & Scott will be established in the Hardoi area and will start operations in November. This will also be the first foreign company to produce guns in India.

Webley & Scott (Webley & Scott), who armed the Allied forces during the two world wars and produced weapons for at least 15 countries, will now have a new force in Hardoi, just 30 kilometers from Lucknow Marked its presence in the Indian subcontinent.

The pistol manufacturing giant has teamed up with Lucknow-based Sial Manufacturers Pvt Ltd and will start producing revolvers. The new force will manufacture its 0.32 revolver in the first phase.

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Joginder Pal Singh Sial of Sial Manufacturers, an all-India distributor of W&S products, said: “The government’s support and the central “Made in India” policy helped to finalize the project.”

He further said: “The cost of the 32 revolver will be 160,000 rupees. We will have strict competition with weapons manufactured by the ordnance factory. Now people will be able to get world-class weapons.”

According to government spokesperson John Bright, the co-owners of Webley and Scott (Webley & Scott) said they will also produce pistols, air guns, shotguns and ammunition later.

“Considering the huge market potential, we decided to invest in India and Uttar Pradesh. After discussions with the Sial family in 2018, the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčexpanding our business was formed. We entered a new joint venture to produce guns and Indian products. Airsoft guns for use in the Indian domestic market. We obtained a license to manufacture firearms in India in 2019,” Bright said in a statement.

He said that the original design of the Mark IV .32 pistol in 1899 will be used in the first phase to cater to the Indian market.

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