Mizoram Police has purchased five sniper rifles from Switzerland, a senior police officer said on Monday.
The police has purchased five Brugger & Thomet AG sniper rifles each costing Rs 8,10,585, the officer said.
The five sniper rifles were part of the first batch as the state Police was expected to have 80 sniper rifles in accordance with the guidelines of the Bureau of Police Research and Development, (BPRD), Ministry of Home Affairs, he said.
“One company of armed police battalions and each police station are to be equipped with one sniper rifle,” he said.
The state police has also recently bought 30 AK-47 assault rifles at the rate of Rs 68,518, the officer added.