Post independence weapons NAXALS, SEPERATISTS, TERRORISTS

Insas rifles, revolvers and pistols, SLRs, .303 rifles , short machine gun, AK 47,



The assault rifle of Russian make is widely used both by terrorists and law and enforcement forces. Design for the rifle was ready in 1944 and it was introduced in the Red Army in 1947. The AK-47 is considered efficient and is used for anti-naxal operations in the state.

MP-5 Sub Machine Guns

These guns were designed and developed by a German company Heckler and Koch in the 1960s, and are now used by armed forces and law enforcement units in 40 countries.

Work on MP-5 began in 1965 and in two years it was being used by German armed forces. The guns will be given to quick response teams of the anti-terrorist squad and other special units. This gun has several variants and its rate of fire is 800 rounds/minute.

Sniper Rifle

Sniper rifles are used around the world and are famous for long range accuracy. These rifles are used by both armed forces and police departments and first came into use during World War I. Modern sniper rifles can be categorised in two classes: military and law enforcement. The state police plans to use them for anti-terrorist and anti-naxal operations.


A carbine is a firearm similar to a rifle or musket, but generally shorter and of lesser power. In Maharashtra carbines are used by constables and staff in the special protection units which guards ministers and other VVIPs in the state. Many carbines, especially modern designs, were developed from rifles, being essentially shortened versions of full rifles firing the same ammunition, although usually at a lower velocity.

Glock Pistols

Elite squads in the state police and even the special protection group which provides security to VVIPs in Delhi use these pistols. The Austrian make pistols are light and considered efficient and are named after its founder Gaston Glock.

The Glock handguns are in use by a majority of US and international law enforcement agencies and military personnel. Glock handguns are also very popular with civilians, especially for personal protection. The US-led Multi National Force-Iraq has equipped the Iraqi military and the Iraqi ational Police with Glock sidearms.

Insas rifles

Insas is an abbreviation for Indian National Small Arms System. It is a long range automatic rifle and is being used by the police for over five years. The Insas rifle design is based on AK-47 but with modifications and is manufactured by Ordnance Factory in West Bengal. According to the police, Insas rifles are effective for controlling extremists and insurgency.
Weapons siezed from naxals
Naxal weapons
Rifles Naxals (Arms looted from Nayagarh by naxals Source: THE HINDU )
Naxal weapons on display (Source: NAXALNAXALITEMAOIST)

recovered rocket missiles from the Naxal-infested forests in Mahabubnagar district. AP


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