Military Might: Machine Guns


A Machine Gun acts as a defensive wall and provides a barrage of fire to keep the enemy pinned down. They have a high rate of fire. Their range is usually of about 300 mtrs. The Machine Guns used by the Indian Armed Forces are given below:

INSAS LMG (Indian Small Arms System)
  • Manufacturer: Ordnance Factories Board
  • Origin: India
  • Cartridge: 5.56mm
  • Type: LMG (Light Machine Gun)
  • Used by: Standard SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) of the Indian Armed Forces


Denel NTW - 20

  • Manufacturer: Denel Land Systems
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Cartridge: 14.5mm & 20mm
  • Type: AMG (Anti Material Gun)
  • Used by: Indian Army in small numbers


IWI Negev

  • Manufacturer: Israeli Weapon Industries
  • Origin: Israel
  • Cartridge: 5.56mm
  • Type: LMG (Light Machine Gun)
  • Used by: Standard SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) of the Special Forces


Uk vz. 59

  • Manufacturer: Zbrojovka Vset√≠n
  • Origin: Czechoslovakia
  • Cartridge: 7.62mm
  • Type: GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun)
  • Used by: Special Forces in small numbers


FN MAG

  • Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
  • Origin: Belgium
  • Cartridge: 7.62mm
  • Type: GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun)
  • Used by: Standard Machine Gun of Infantry Battalions


M2 Browning

  • Manufacturer: General Dynamics
  • Origin: USA
  • Cartridge: 12.7mm
  • Type: HMG (Heavy Machine Gun)
  • Used by: Indian Armed Forces in small numbers


PKM
 

  • Manufacturer: Degtyarev plant
  • Origin: Soviet Union
  • Cartridge: 7.62mm
  • Type: GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun)
  • Used by: Indian Army Armoured Corps as co – axial weapons on Tanks


NSV

  • Manufacturer: Kazakh SSR
  • Origin: Soviet Union
  • Cartridge: 12.7mm
  • Type: HMG (Heavy Machine Gun)
  • Used by: Indian Army Armoured Corps as secondary weapons on Tanks


KPV

  • Manufacturer: Degtyarev Plant
  • Origin: Soviet Union
  • Cartridge: 12.7mm
  • Type: HMG (Heavy Machine Gun)
  • Used by: Indian Armed Forces in small numbers

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