Yeah, I'd give BRNO's craftsman nod to more collectable, sporting rifles, ala Mauser-based bolt actions and such. I think, although I may be wrong, that this is the first Czech military rifle self-produced in 5.56mm NATO caliber. Even though the Czech republic was invited to join NATO 10+ years ago, it's been a slow process. Up until about 3 years ago or so, the Czech military still used the 7.62mmS caliber. If India is going to do a complete military wide replacement of its standard rifle, it probably shouldn't select a weapon that isn't even fully adopted by the country that invented it. As you pointed out, it's doing its upgrading on the cheap, and it definitely can't afford to be the major end user to work the bugs out of a new design, especially given the experience with the INSAS. India would be well served with an updated M16A1. It's already proven, and it would be kind of a hybrid of what the Canadian military uses, produced by Colt Canada. Although Beretta's ARX series would be the "bells and whistles," bragging choice.