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Indian Army Weapons Complete List: Understanding the weapons used by the Indian Armed Forces is important for success in Defence exams. As a candidate preparing for these exams, having a comprehensive knowledge of the latest weapons and equipment utilized by the specific organization you are applying to provides a significant advantage during both the written examination and the SSB interview. This article aims to furnish you with the most recent information on the armaments employed by the Indian Army.

The Indian Army’s motto, “AKASHE-SHATRUN JAHI,” reflects its commitment to overcoming adversaries in the sky. The Army AD (Air Defence) flag features two horizontal bands of colors: sky blue on the upper half and red at the bottom. The choice of sky blue signifies the backdrop of the open sky against which Army AD weapons operate, while the red color represents the values of sacrifice and chivalry upheld by the Indian Army.

Indian Army Weapons Complete List

Name Weapon Type Caliber Origin Country Notes

Indian Army Weapons: HANDGUNS

Pistol Auto 9mm 1A Indian Army Weapons Complete List_30.1 Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum India Status: In service, as standard side-arm of the Indian Army, manufactured under license by OFB, used by special forces in small numbers. 
Glock Indian Army Weapons Complete List_40.1 Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  Austria Status: In service, as Standard Special Forces pistol. 

Indian Army Weapons: SHOTGUNS

12 Bore PAG Indian Army Weapons Complete List_50.1 Pump action 12-gauge shotgun India Status: In service 
SMGs
Heckler & Koch MP5 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_60.1 Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Germany Status: In service, used by Special Forces.
Micro-Uzi Indian Army Weapons Complete List_70.1 Machine pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Israel Status: In service, used by Special Forces. Micro-Uzi variant in used
SAF Carbine 2A1 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_80.1 Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum India
United Kingdom
Status: To be replaced, all the remaining SAF Carbine to be replaced by indigenously built close quarter MSMC

Indian Army Weapons: ASSAULT RIFLES

1B1 INSAS Indian Army Weapons Complete List_90.1 Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO India Status: In service (To be replaced), Standard assault rifle of the Indian Army. To be replaced by AK-203 and SIG-716 i
SIG-716 i Indian Army Weapons Complete List_100.1 Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  United States Status: In service,
72,400 units of SIG716 i model in service. A second batch for 72,000 units are on order.
AK-203 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_110.1 Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Russia
India
Status: On Order.
70,000 on order. 600,000 rifles to be manufactured locally by OFB in India. Will be the standard service rifle of Indian Army replacing old INSAS 
IMI Tavor TAR-21 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_120.1 Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Israel Status: In service, Standard Special Forces assault rifle
M4A1 Carbine Indian Army Weapons Complete List_130.1 Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO United States Status: In service, used by special forces, including PARA SF and Ghatak SF and MARCOS.
T91 assault rifle Indian Army Weapons Complete List_140.1 Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  Taiwan Status: In service, 1000+ unit of this rifle were bought.
FN SCAR L
FN SCAR H
Indian Army Weapons Complete List_150.1 Assault rifle
Battle rifle
5.56×45mm NATO and 7.62x51mm NATO Belgium Status: In service, used by special forces including NSG, AFSOD and SFF 
AKM Indian Army Weapons Complete List_160.1 Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Soviet Union Status: In service, used by the Army 

Indian Army Weapons: SNIPER RIFLES

Dragunov SVD Indian Army Weapons Complete List_170.1 Designated marksman rifle
Sniper rifle
7.62×54mmR Soviet Union
India
Status: In service, Standard Designated Marksman rifle (DMR). To be replaced by a 7.62mm NATO DMR under the Army modernisation plan
Steyr SSG 69 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_180.1 Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Austria Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle. 
IMI Galil 7.62 Sniper Indian Army Weapons Complete List_190.1 Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Israel Status: In service used by Indian Army Special Forces snipers. 
Heckler & Koch PSG1 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_200.1 Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany Status: In service, Standard semi-automatic sniper rifle used by Indian Army, NSG, MARCOS.
Sako TRG Indian Army Weapons Complete List_210.1 Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum  Finland Status: In service, 40-50 units ordered, used by Para SF
Mauser SP66 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_220.1 Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Germany Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle.
Tikka T3 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_230.1 Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm Finland Status: In service, used by army in small numbers.
Beretta Scorpio TGT Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum Italy Status: In service
SIG Sauer SSG 3000 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_240.1 Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Germany Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle.
Barrett M95 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_250.1 Anti-material rifle .50 BMG  United States Status: In service, Small numbers used in anti-sniping role
Vidhwansak Indian Army Weapons Complete List_260.1 Anti-materiel rifle 12.7×108mm, 20x82mm India Status: In service 
OSV-96 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_270.1 Anti-material rifle 12.7×108mm Soviet Union Status: In service 
Barrett M82 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_280.1 Anti-material rifle .50 BMG .416 Barrett United States Status: In service,used by special forces 

Indian Army Weapons: MACHINE GUNS

INSAS LMG Indian Army Weapons Complete List_290.1 Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO India Status: In service (To be phased out), Standard Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) of the Indian Army, Light machine gun derivative of the INSAS assault rifle. Contract signed in 2020 to replace INSAS LMG by IWI Negev Ng7
IMI Negev NG7 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_300.1 Medium machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Israel Status: In Service, All 16,479 are scheduled delivered in june-2021. Ng7 will replace all the Gun Machine 7.62MM IA still left and all the INSAS LMG.
Mk 48 machine gun Indian Army Weapons Complete List_310.1 General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Belgium
United States
Status: In service, 715 in service with Para (SF)
FN Minimi Indian Army Weapons Complete List_320.1 Light machine gun 5.56x45mm NATO Belgium Status: In service, used mainly by the NSG 
IMI Negev NG5 Indian Army Weapons Complete List_330.1 Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO Israel Status: In service, Standard Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) of special forces, especially Para (SF)
MG 2A1
MG 5A
MG 6A
Indian Army Weapons Complete List_340.1 General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Belgium
India
Status: In service, Standard section-Medium Machine Gun for infantry battalions, Indian-made MAG 58 version. Also in service as the MG 5A (Co-axial) and MG 6A (Commander’s gun) with some armoured vehicles
M2 Browning Indian Army Weapons Complete List_350.1 Heavy machine gun .50 BMG United States Status: In service, M2HB variant in service, used in small numbers
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FAQs

What is the motto of Indian Army?

The motto of the Indian Army is "AKASHE-SHATRUN JAHI".

How many colors are there in the flag of the Army AD?

The flag of the Army AD has two horizontal bands of colors with sky blue color on the upper half and the red color at the bottom.

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