India first received state approval in June 2014 to sign a deal with Russia to buy and license produce AK-203 assault rifles.
> Over 600,000 AK-203 assault rifles for the needs of the Indian armed forces are to be manufactured over a 10-year period. The first batch of 70,000 Kalashnikovs will be delivered from Russia within the period of two years and eight months.
India was too incompetent to produce AKs on their own despite the technology being decades old and which gunsmiths in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen could make with their bare hands. So India signed a deal with Russia to build a factory for them, but was then too incompetent to even go ahead with it.
It took until March 2019 for the foundation stone to be laid for the Indian factory.
Fast forward to October 2019 and the order still hasn't been placed yet.