Indian troops deployed in IIOJK given more lethal weapons

New Delhi, March 28 (KMS): Indian Army has inducted the latest sniper rifles from Finland for its brutal troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian army has inducted Sako .338 TRG-42 sniper rifles for its soldiers deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in IIOJK. In this regard, Indian media quoted a senior official as having said, “The latest sniper rifles have been inducted into the army. They are using it now”.

He said the Sako .338 TRG-42 sniper rifles have a better range, firepower, and telescopic sights than those possessed by the soldiers of the neighboring country, adding the move is to make the snipers more lethal amid a change in operational dynamics along the LOC. “It is considered one of the most accurate and trustworthy weapons worldwide,” he said.

Reportedly, the Sako rifles have replaced the .338 Lapua Magnum Scorpio TGT by Beretta, and the .50 Calibre M95 by Barrett, which were inducted in the Indian army in 2019 and 2020. These rifles, made in Italy and America, had replaced the ageing Russian Dragunov, the mainstay of Indian troops.

The Sako TRG-42 sniper rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle designed and developed by the Finnish gun maker SAKO. The rifle is designed to fire powerful .338 Lapua Magnum-sized cartridges. The rifle weighs at 6.55 kgs without ammunition. It has an effective range of 1,500 metres.

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