Since May 2020, the Garud Special Forces have been stationed in high-altitude locations close to the Chinese border to conduct specialized operations on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The ‘easy to operate’ AK-103 assault rifles, which are believed to have significantly less recoil and be easier for soldiers to use, as well as the American-made Sig Sauer has been provided to the Indian Air Force, according to news agency ANI on Thursday. The weapon was exhibited in a video posted by ANI at the training facility for the IAF’s Garud Special Forces regiment in Bhagpat, Uttar Pradesh. The roughly eight-minute-long video features several drills involving firing at targets from various locations by Garud Special Forces personnel. The soldiers also have Israeli-made Galil sniper rifles and Negev light machine guns (LMG).