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12 Deadly Weapons Of The Indian Special Forces


Indian special forces are among the best in the world and are battle proven, though they are special because of their ability the also differ by the weapons they use in their operations.

The weapons chosen by the Special Forces vary with the diversity of the operation, no similar weapon is used for all ops. Below for few weapons commonly used by the special forces of India that every aspirant must know to keep themselves updated:


Side Arms: 

  1. Glock 17
  • Origin: Austria
  • Cartridge: 9x19mm
  • Range: 50m
  • Forces using this weapon: Para commandos, Marcos, SPG, Garud commandos glock5


  1. Pistol Auto 9mm 1A
  • Origin : India
  • Cartridge : 9x19mm
  • Range: 50m
  • Forces Using This: Para commandos, Marcos9mm1A


Sub Machine Guns  

  1. Heckler & Koch Mp5
  • Origin: Germany
  • Cartridge: 9x19mm / 10mm (auto)
  • Range: 200m
  • Forces Using This: NSG, Para Commandos, Marcosheckeler&koch Mp5


  1. Uzi SMG
  • Origin: Israel
  • Cartridge: 9x19m / .45 (Automatic colt Piston) / .22 Long Rifle
  • Range: 200m
  • Forces Using This: Para commando, NSGuziSMG


  1. Sterling SMG 
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Cartridge: 9x19mm / 7.62x51mm
  • Range: 200m
  • Forces Using This: MARCOS, Para CommandossterlingSMG


Primary Assault Rifles:

  1. IWI Tavor
  • Origin: Israel
  • Cartridge: 5.56x45mm
  • Range: 550m
  • Forces Using This: Para commandos, MARCOS, Garud CommandosiwiTAVOR


  1. M4 Carbine
  • Origin: United States of America
  • Cartridge: 5.56x45mm
  • Range: 500m
  • Forces Using This : Para CommandosM4carbine


  1. APS Underwater Rifle
  • Origin: Russia
  • Cartridge: 5.66x39mm
  • Range: 30m at depth of 5m
  • Forces using This: MARCOSAPSunderwater


  1. Corner Shot :
  • Origin: India
  • Cartridge: 5.56mmx45mm
  • Range: 200m
  • Forces Using This: NSGcornershot


Sniper Rifle:

  1. Dragunvo Sniper Rifle
  • Origin: Russia
  • Cartridge: 762x54mm
  • Range: 800m
  • Forces Using This: Para Commandosdraganouv


  1. IMI Galil Sniper
  • Origin: Israel
  • Cartridge: 7.62x51mm
  • Range: 300-500m
  • Forces Using This: Para commandos, MARCOS, Garud Commandosimigalil


  1. Heckler & Koch PSG1
  • Origin: Germany
  • Cartridge: 7.62x51mm
  • Range: 800m
  • Forces Using This: MARCOS, NSGheckler&kochpsg1


These deadly weapons make our special forces deadly and add an important chuck in the armour for the forces. In the recent times, the Indian ordinance factory is going for a revamp and is planning to replace the foreign gun with Indian ones with specialized feature as per request of the Special Forces. One such example is the corner shot rifle which was made by DRDO post 26/11.With indigenisation of weapons and the men of special forces India is truly secure.

Vignesh Krishnan
Vignesh Krishnan
A Happy go lucky engineering grad currently working as a freelancer and preparing for defense exams. Apart from that am an avid trekker, marathon runner and a patriot.



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