75th Azadi ka Mahotsav


The Arms Act, 1959 is an Act of the Parliament of India to consolidate and amend the laws relating to arms and ammunition in order to curb illegal weapons and violence using illegal weapons. The Arms Rules 2016 was notified on 15 July 2016 replacing Arms Rules 1962. Under Section 3 of the Arms Act, 1959 and the chapter II and III of The Arms rules 2016 have elaborate provisions for issuance of licence and the matters related thereof. It has been made essential to obtain an arms licence by a person/ company/ manufacturer etc. for manufacture, acquisition, possession or carrying of firearms or ammunition from a competent licensing authority. Sections 5 and 7 of Arms Act 1959 read with chapter V of Arms Rules 2016 relate to the manufacturing of arms and ammunition.

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