https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/uttar-p ... 20-2169983Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday bid goodbye to the historic British-era bolt-action rifles after using them for one last salute during the Republic Day parade.
The Lee-Enfield .303 rifle was the main firearm of British colonial military forces and, despite being designated "obsolete" around 25 years ago, it has been the main weapon used by the UP police for over seven decades.
The rifle - used by the British during the two World Wars - fires one shot at a time, after which the barrel needs to be reloaded by pulling the bolt.
"They have been in use since independence (from the British in 1947) and now they'll be replaced by INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) and SLRs (Self-Loading Rifles)," said UP police superintendent Amit Verma.
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