Military Might : Side Arms



A sidearm/pistol is designed for self defence and CQC (Close Quarter Combat) situations. They serve to fulfil the tactical need for superiority in CQC. The most common types of pistol are the single shot and semi-automatic. Side Arms used by the Indian Armed Forces are given below:

Pistol Auto 9mm 1A


  • Manufacturer: Ordnance Factory Board
  • Origin: India
  • Cartridge: 9mm
  • Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • Used by: Standard Side Arm of the Indian Armed Forces

SIG Sauer P 226
  • Manufacturer: SIG Sauer
  • Origin: Germany
  • Cartridge: 9mm
  • Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol 
  • Used by: Standard Side Arm of the NSG

Glock 17
  • Manufacturer: Glock Ges.m.b.H.
  • Origin: Austria
  • Cartridge: 9mm
  • Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol 
  • Used by: Standard Side Arm of the Special Forces

FN Five – Seven
  • Manufacturer: FN Herstal
  • Origin: Belgium
  • Cartridge: 5.7mm
  • Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol 
  • Used by: Standard Side Arm of the SPG

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