Weapons used by Garud Commandos of Indian Air Force

The Garud Commando Force is the Special Forces Unit of the Indian Air Force. It was formed in September 2004 and has a current strength of approximately 1080 personnel.

Garud is tasked with the protection of critical Air Force bases and installations; search and rescue during peace and hostilities, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) and disaster relief during calamities.They are Expert in Anti Hijack Operations as Well as in Urban Warfare.

Garud’s are the Best in What they do and Their Weapons make them…

Weapons Used by Garuds of IAF

Pistol :

1. Glock 17,19 and 26

Weapons Used by Garud Commandos

Glock 17/19

Firing Mode – Semi-Automatic

Caliber – 9×19mm Parabellum

Country of Origin – Austria

Magazine Capacity – 17 Round

Effective Range – 50 m

2. Glock 26

Weapons used by Garuds

Firing Mode – Semi-Automatic

Caliber – 9×19mm Parabellum

Country of Origin – U.S

Magazine Capacity – 10 Round

Effective Range –40 m

Assault Rifles :

1. IMI Tavor TAR-21

Weapons used by Garuds

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 5.56×45mm NATO

Country of Origin – Israel

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds

Effective Range – 550 m

2. IMI GTAR-21

Weapons used by Garuds

 

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 5.56×45mm

Country of Origin – Israel

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds/ 1 Under Barrel Grenade in Chamber

Effective Range – 500 m

3. IMI STAR-21

Weapons used by Garuds

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 5.56×45mm NATO

Country of Origin – Israel

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds

Effective Range – 400 – 800 m

4. IMI CTAR-21

Weapons used by Garuds

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/3 Round Burst

Caliber – 5.56×45mm NATO

Country of Origin – Israel

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds

Effective Range – 200 – 400 m

5. INSAS

Weapons used by Garuds

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/3 Round Burst

Caliber – 5.56×45mm NATO

Country of Origin – India

Magazine Capacity –  20 Round or 30 Round

Effective Range – 500 – 600 m

6. AKMS

Weapons used by Garuds

AKMS without Magazine

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 7.62×39mm M43

Country of Origin – Soviet Union (Now Russia)

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds

Effective Range – 250m – 350m

7. MPi KMS

Weapons used by Garuds

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 7.62×39mm

Country of Origin – East Germany

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds

Effective Range – 200 – 400 m

8. PM Md.90

Weapons used by Garuds

PM Md.90 Carbine

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/3 Round Burst

Caliber – 7.62×39mm

Country of Origin – Romania

Magazine Capacity –  30 Rounds

Effective Range – 100 – 1000 m

Sniper Rifle :

1. IWI Galil Sniper (Galatz)

Weapons used by Garuds

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic

Caliber – 7.62×51mm NATO

Country of Origin – Israel

Magazine Capacity –  25 Rounds

Effective Range – 500-800 m

Machine Guns :

1. IMI Negev

Weapons used by Garuds

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 5.56×45mm NATO

Country of Origin – Israel

Magazine Capacity –  150 Rounds

Effective Range – 300-1000 m

2. INSAS LMG

Weapons used by garuds

Firing Mode – Semi Automatic/Full Automatic

Caliber – 5.56×45mm NATO

Country of Origin – India

Magazine Capacity –  30 Round

Effective Range – 400-700 m

Grenades and Grenade launchers :

1. Grenade 36mm

Weapons used by garuds

Type – Hand Grenade

Origin – India

Grenade type – Fragmentation Grenade

2. Multi Mode Grenade Shivalik

Weapons used by Garuds

Type – Hand Grenade

Origin – India

Grenade type – Modular Multi purpose Grenade

Rocket Launchers and Recoilless Rifles :

1. Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle (RCL MK 3)

Weapons used by Garuds

Type – Recoilless Rifle

Origin – Sweden/India

Role – Anti-Armor, Anti-Fortification,Anti-Personnel, Illumination

Rate of Fire -6 rounds per Minute

Effective Firing Range – 150- 1000 m


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