Wednesday, February 23, 2011

hiralal | brahmos

This is a list of some of the modern & historical equipment used by Indian Army. Most of the army equipment is of foreign design and license produced in India but efforts are on to progressively design and manufacture equipment indigenously. About 40 Ordnance Factories under control of Ordnance Factory Board manufacture most of Army equipment like small arms, ammunition, armoured fighting vehicles, artillery, etc.



[edit] Modern Equipment

[edit] Infantry Weapons

[edit] Small Arms

Name Type Caliber Origin Notes
Pistol AUTO 9 mm 1A Semi-automatic pistol 9mm Parabellum  India Licensed Indian copy of the Canadian Inglis 9mm pistol by OFB
Glock 17 Semi-automatic pistol 9mm Parabellum  Austria Standard issue Special forces pistol
SIG Sauer P226 Semi-automatic pistol 9mm Parabellum  Germany\ Switzerland
SAF Carbine 1A Sub-machine gun 9mm Parabellum  India Indian made Sterling L2A1 SMG. To be replaced by the MSMC.
SAF Carbine 2A1 Sub-machine gun 9mm Parabellum  India Silenced Carbine. To be replaced by the MSMC.
Micro-Uzi Sub-machine gun 9mm Parabellum  Israel For use by special forces.Micro-Uzi variant used.*[1]
Heckler & Koch MP5 Sub-machine gun 9mm Parabellum  Germany MP5A3, A5, SD3 and SD6 models in service
Heckler & Koch MP5K Sub-machine gun 9mm Parabellum  Germany Shortened version of the MP5 used by special forces
1B1 INSAS Assault rifle 5.56mm NATO  India Standard issue weapon of the Indian Army. Replaced the 1A SLR.Folding 1B2 and fixed butt 1B1 variants used.
1A SLR Battle rifle 7.62mm NATO  India Was the standard issue rifle of the Indian army.Now being replaced by the INSAS. 1C full automatic variant used by mechanized infantry battalions as a firing port weapon on the BMP-2S Sarath Infantry fighting vehicle
AKM[1] Assault rifle 7.62x39mm  Soviet Union AKM fixed stock and AKMS under-folding stock variants used
A-7 Assault rifle 7.62x39mm  India AK-47 clone
Arsenal Co. AR Assault rifle 7.62x39mm  Bulgaria Bulgarian produced AK-47. Imported for police and paramilitary forces.AR fixed stock and AR-F under-folding stock variants used
MPi-KM Assault rifle 7.62x39mm  East Germany East German produced AKM.MPi-KM-72 fixed stock and MPi-KMS-72 side-folding stock variants used. Both bakelite and wooden furniture variants used
AK-103[2] Assault rifle 7.62x39mm  Russia
Vz. 58 Assault rifle 7.62x39mm  Czechoslovakia Vz. 58 P fixed stock and Vz. 58 V side-folding stock variants used
IMI Tavor TAR-21 Assault rifle 5.56mm NATO  Israel 3070 purchased for the special forces from Israel,[3]
M16 rifle Assault rifle 5.56mm NATO  United States Limited quantity.A2 and A4 variant in use.[4]
M4A1 Carbine Carbine 5.56mm NATO  United States Bought under foreign military sales.For use by Indian Army special forces
Zittara Assault rifle 5.56mm NATO, 9mm Parabellum and 5.56x30mm  India Indian locally produced version of the MTAR-21 Micro Tavor modified to use the local 5.56x30mm cartridge.
Dragunov SVD59 Sniper rifle 7.62x54mmR  Soviet Union Standard sniper rifle
IMI Galil 7.62 Sniper Sniper Rifle 7.62mm NATO  Israel
Heckler & Koch MSG-90 Sniper rifle 7.62mm NATO  Germany Used by Indian Army special forces
Mauser SP66 Sniper rifle 7.62mm NATO  Germany Standard bolt-action sniper rifle.
Denel NTW-20 Anti-material rifle 20x82mm and 20x110mm Hispano-Suiza  South Africa Bought in small numbers
Vidhwansak Anti-material rifle 12.7x108mm, 14.5x114mm and 20x82mm  India Manufactured by OFB. In service with Border Security Force (BSF)[5]
Gepard GM6 Lynx Anti-material rifle 12.7x108mm & 14.5x114mm  Hungary For use by the Indian Army Special forces
MG 1B Light machine gun 7.62mm NATO  India Indian made Bren. Currently being withdrawn from service.
INSAS LMG Light machine gun 5.56mm NATO  India Light machine gun derivative of the INSAS assault rifle.Both fixed and folding butt variants used.
MG 2A1 General purpose machine gun 7.62mm NATO  India Indian made MAG 58. Also in service as the MG 5A (Co-axial) and MG 6A (Commander's gun) with some armoured vehicles.
PKM General purpose machine gun 7.62x54mm  Soviet Union PK machine guns used as co-axial weapons Russian produced T-90S and BMP-2S and used as general purpose machine gun.Also used by Special forces.*[2] *[3]
FN-Browning M1919 General purpose machine gun 7.62mm NATO  Belgium In very limited quantities.
Browning M2 Heavy machine gun .50 BMG  United States
NSV Heavy machine gun 12.7x108mm  Soviet Union
KPV Heavy machine gun 14.5x114mm  Soviet Union

[edit] Explosives, rockets and missile systems

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
Grenade 36mm Hand Grenade
 India Fragmentation grenade which can be hand thrown or rifle launched from 1A SLR.
Multi Mode Grenade Shivalik Hand grenade One million ordered[6]  India This modular grenade is available in Hand mode offensive, hand mode defensive and rifle mode. Types can be interchanged by changing outer sleeve. *[4] *[5]
Multi Grenade Launcher 40mm Grenade launcher (40mm)
 India Semiautomatic six shot 40mm x 46mm low velocity grenade launcher *[6]
AGS-17 Plamya Automatic grenade launcher (30mm)
 Soviet Union
RPG-7 Rocket propelled grenade (40mm)
 Soviet Union
Shipon Rocket launcher (82mm)
RCL Mk II Recoilless rifle (84mm)
 India Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle produced by OFB
RCL Mk III Recoilless rifle (84mm)
 India Lighter, updated version of the RCL Mk II
SA-16 Gimlet Man-portable air-defense system
 Soviet Union
SA-7 Grail Man-portable air-defense system
 Soviet Union To be phased out.

[edit] Vehicles

[edit] Utility and miscellaneous vehicles

Name Type Quantity Origin Notes
Jonga Light Utility Vehicle
 India Being phased out.
Maruti Gypsy Light Utility Vehicle
Mahindra 550 xdb Light Utility Vehicle
Windy Fast attack vehicle 700  India In service from 2005.
Tata 407 Light 4x4 truck
 India 1 Ton truck
Tata LPTA 713 TC Medium 4X4 truck
 India 2.5 Ton truck
Super Azad Medium 4x4 truck
 India 3 Ton truck
Ashok Leyland Topchi Medium 4x4 truck
 India 3 Ton truck
Shaktiman trucks Medium 4x4 truck 7,000  India 4 Ton truck, in a wide range of configurations
Rampar Medium Amphibious truck
 India Amphibious conversion of the Shaktiman truck.
Tata Model 1210SD Medium truck
 India 4 Ton truck.
Stallion Mk III
Stallion Mk IV
4x4, 6x6 60,000  India 5 Ton trucks, in a wide range of configurations
Tata LPTA 1621 Medium 4x4 truck
 India 5 Ton truck
BEML Tatra Heavy truck
 India License produced Tatra heavy truck. Various models. Used for carrying sensitive equipment like Radars as well as vehicle for Pinaka and Smerch MBRL systems.