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Importing Arms & Ammo into India

The legal aspects of owning, shooting, importing arms/ ammo and other related legal aspects as well as any other legal queries. Please note: This INCLUDES all arms licensing issues/ queries!
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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby ven99 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:44 pm

very informative friends
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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby CKAY » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:28 pm

hi, i have just ordered a .177 air rifle.will it attract customs duty ? do i need any other special permits for clearing this ?



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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby Priyan » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:23 am

jkamritraj wrote:hi, i have just ordered a .177 air rifle.will it attract customs duty ? do i need any other special permits for clearing this ?

From Indian manufacture or overseas? If imported prepare for a rap battle with the customs :P They will cause real pain in the butt just cause they wants to, there's no ban on importing .177 air guns and no custom fees though.


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby prasen123 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:29 pm

Hello all,
I am a annual member of a rifle club at Kolkata. I am applied for NBP .22 arms License here. Now I want to import Walther SP22 M4. Please guide me what will be the duty and procedure? Is it possible that I give the order to the company directly and send through courier? or I have a friend at London is it possible he will bring it behalf of me? Please guide me.



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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby goodboy_mentor » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:59 pm

Import of firearms is in restricted list of import policy. As the things stand today, if someone wants to import any firearm, besides having an arms license, he also needs an import license for the type of firearm for which he has an arms license. Only renowned shorts are exempt from this requirement of separate import license for firearm if recommended by the Ministry of Sports. In order to import firearms you have the following choices:

1) become a renowned shot and get recommendation from Sports Ministry.

Or

2) challenge the restriction put against the import of firearms in import policy in High Court or Supreme Court. Related ideas can be read here viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14138&p=146242#p146250

Or

3) convince our public "servants" or our "representatives" whom we give our votes to remove the restriction put on import of firearms.


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby Bhargav » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:05 pm

wow lots of information in this thread. Thanks for starting this...


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby nagarifle » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:46 am

just the other day i had an interesting chat with a very close mate of mine who arrived with a firearm from the uk. so i put him under the torch light [as having load shading] after a lengthily interrogation and a whip around for a beer. This is what he related to me.

1/ had an indian arms licence for the cal.
2/was overseas for over 2 years. got a arms licence there. for the same cal.
3/ on doing a TR. Had end of occupation letter.
while checking out form the UK airport, declared it to the airline who took him to customs and waited for half hour for the customs chap to walk across from other end of the building, took 10 mins to record/check . onto the plane it want. the airline gave him docs.


in INDIA
airline staff took him to the customs with arms.
after a lot of i do not deal with arms with the gent in white one took the arms and gave a receipt and told to come back the next as the chap who does the arms etc is not there.
came back the next day with Indian licence/uk licencee and sale receipt etc.
made a application under TR, wait and wait and wait as the file has to go from office to office to get singed.

got the arms relived with out hassle upon paying the duties etc.

there was no asking for chai pani etc. took 6 hours for the whole rigamrola but came out with the arms intact.

easy as that he said to me, while overdoes with the beer.


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby mundaire » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:35 pm

Nagarifle, Congratulate your friend on my behalf! :) BTW are you free to mention what firearm he imported? Just curious...

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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby nagarifle » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:03 pm

will do, i think its was a remmy he said, the chap keeps it looked away and eyes it all by himself, told him he was selffish old miser, but you know how some people are? :)


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Postby mundaire » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:24 am

:lol: @ selfish old miser!


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby rohandhaliwal » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:48 pm

Lets make it simple....please lemme know if i can import a H&K 0.22 from US. I am a permanent resident of US and have a concealed arms license there and a arms license here in India. I was told by a fellow enthusiast that i would need permission from MHA , MFA, DGCA for the same.....please temme the procedure asap...thanks and cheers!



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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby nagarifle » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:56 pm

read the thread from the first page and all your question will be answered to. hack that how we learn.


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby Safarigent » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:55 pm

Look at this:
Apparently, import of weapon is not prohibited, just restricted.
This loophole has been used by the children of an illustrious politician of ours to procure pb handguns!
The question is, will someone try this route and fight for his rights?

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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby Skyman » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:36 pm

So a letter from the ministry of sports is all that is needed?


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby nagarifle » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:03 pm

more like the MISNTRY of money, that means mr. pc


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