Rifles are Soldier’s Best friend. Also, they are the companion of every soldier through their lifetime in the War Field. Also, Indian Army Soldiers are the fourth strongest and largest Army in the World. To maintain the safety in the country and the peace these soldiers use a wide range of weapons, to be prepared for enemy attacks.
These weapons include guns which some are old and some new with new technologies. Also, these guns help soldiers to face wars with ease. So here in this article, we’re going to tell you about 10 most widely used guns by the Indian Army.
1. Pistol Auto 9mm 1A
The most standard sidearm of Indian Army, Pistol Auto 9mm 1A is largely used by Indian Army, Central Armed Police Force and also the State Police as a Service Side Arm. It has a 13 round capacity. Also, it is a semi-automatic self-loading pistol which uses 9×19mm Parabellum.
INSAS stands for Indian New Small Arms System, this assault rifle is an Infantry weapon which is used in a standard manner by the Indian Army. The Rifle’s Cartridge is developed in the Tiruchirapalli Ordinance Factory. Also, this rifle was first used in Kargil War 1999. According to the critics, this weapon faces issues like Jamming and going on an Automatic mode on its own. But the newer versions of INSAS has these issues fixed. Also now this is the most widely used weapon of Indian Army and is also used by Nepal, Bhutan, and Oman Armies.
3. AK 103 Rifle
AK 103 is an upgraded form of AK47 and AKM is a third generation Kalashnikov assault rifle. The AK103 can carry a 40-mm under-barrel grenade launcher or a knife-bayonet. Also, it is largely used by military and paramilitary forces, police forces and also special forces like MARCOS.
4. AKM Assault Rifle
This rifle comes from the Soviet Nation and is a better version of AK47. This rifle comes with a semi-automatic to Fully automatic version and can shoot up to 600 rounds per minute. It’s one of the most widely used assault guns across the globe. Also, it is used by the army including PARA SF, Garud, Ghatak, BSF, and NSG.
5. Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle
Indian Army favorite rifle for sniping purposes is surely Dragunov SVD. Indian Army has specially trained marksman in Infantry units as well as Ghatak units with Dragunov SVD which is the Designated Marksmen Rifle in Indian Army.