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Indian Army uses these sniper rifles to retaliate Pakistan's ceasefire violations

Top Army Sources Said That The New Sniper Rifles Were Recently Provided To Some Of The Units In The Kashmir Valley And Jammu Region Along The LoC.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 21 Mar 2019, 12:18:19 AM
The troops have been provided two new advanced sniper rifles including the Barrett M95 .50 BMG and Beretta Scorpio TGT 'Victrix .338 Lapua Magnum. (Representational Image)

New Delhi:

The Indian Army is reportedly using state-of-the-art sniper rifles along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir Valley and Jammu region to retaliate ceasefire violation by Pakistan, reports India Today. According to the report, new sniper rifles have been recently purchased directly by the Northern Command of the Indian Army.

Top Army sources informed ANI that the new sniper rifles were recently provided to some of the units in the Kashmir valley and Jammu region along the LoC and they were used effectively against Pakistani positions, which have been attacking Indian posts and personnel.

The troops have been provided two new advanced sniper rifles including the Barrett M95 .50 BMG and Beretta Scorpio TGT 'Victrix .338 Lapua Magnum, sources said. The US-made Barrett M95 is an anti-material rifle which has a whopping range of 1,800 metres. The other gun - Victrix Armaments .338 Lapua Magnum Scorpio TGT, uses the .338 Lapua Magnum (8.670mm or 8.5870mm), a rimless, bottlenecked, centre-fire rifle cartridge, reports added.

According to reports, these snipers will soon replace the ageing Russian Dragunov, the mainstay of Indian soldiers.

As per the reports, soldiers guarding the LoC are being armed with deadly new sniper rifles, including an anti-material rifle that can go through concrete and metal objects, such as vehicles.

Earlier, Army chief General Bipin Rawat had said that "the Northern Command of the Indian Army taking care of the borders with Pakistan and some parts of Line of Actual Control is soon going to be equipped with the new sniper rifles from this month."

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First Published : 21 Mar 2019, 12:13:00 AM

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