Military Might: Assault Rifles


An Assault Rifle is a selective – fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. They were first used in active combat during World War II. They serve as an intermediate between the Sub – Machine Guns and Machine Guns. Their effective Range is usually of about 300 mtrs. The Assault Rifles used by the Indian Armed Forces are given below:


INSAS (Indian Small Arms System)


  • Manufacturer: Ordnance Factories Board
  • Origin: India
  • Cartridge: 5.56mm
  • Used by: Standard Assault Rifle of the Indian Armed Forces

FN SCAR (Special operations forces Combat Assault Rifle)
  • Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
  • Origin: Belgium
  • Cartridge: 5.56mm & 7.62mm
  • Used by: Special Forces

FN F2000


  • Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
  • Origin: Belgium
  • Cartridge: 5.56mm
  • Used by: Standard Assault Rifle of SPG

IWI TAVOR TAR – 21


  • Manufacturer: Israeli Weapon Industries
  • Origin: Israel
  • Cartridge: 5.56mm
  • Used by: Standard Assault Rifle of Special Forces

SIG SG 550 (SturmGewehr means Assault Rifle)


  • Manufacturer: Swiss Arms AG
  • Origin: Switzerland
  • Cartridge: 5.56mm
  • Used by: Standard Assault Rifle of NSG

AKM (Modernized Variant of AK – 47)


  • Manufacturer: Kalashnikov Concern & Tula Arms Plant
  • Origin: Soviet Union
  • Cartridge: 7.62mm
  • Used by: Special Forces, High Altitude Units

AK – 103


  • Manufacturer: Kalashnikov Concern
  • Origin: Russia
  • Cartridge: 7.62mm
  • Used by: Army, Paramilitary and Police Services

M4A1 Carbine


  • Manufacturer: Colt’s Manufacturing Company
  • Origin: USA
  • Cartridge: 5.56mm
  • Used by: Special Forces

VZ. 58


  • Manufacturer: Česká Zbrojovka Uherský Brod
  • Origin: Czechoslovakia
  • Cartridge: 7.62mm
  • Used by: Army in small numbers


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