Indian Sniper Equipment & Tactics

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  1. cobra commando

    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    Dunno about the pic, but the Indian company 'Stumpp Schule & Somappa' has a JV (SS-LMT) with Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT) of You-Yes-Yey! "

    sauce: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...-under-jv-for-export/articleshow/63753724.cms
     
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    .50 BMG can reach out the farthest and still have enough energy for an overkill.. no doubt about that.

    But then there are limitations in terms of weight I guess.. firstly of the round by itself and of the weapon which can fire the humongous round.

    The bigger round and weapon would be great for Specialist applications and longer sightlines in the hands of Special Forces.. or where a statement needs to be really made by ripping an enemy officer in half :cool1:

    But for all other applications, the .338 is a great step forward for Indian Snipers in my opinion
     
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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    .50 caliber bullet travels the Farthest
    Followed by .338 Lapua Magnum rounds

    Our Dragunov is hopelessly outranged

    7.62 x 51 is Not an Effective Sniper Round
    Though its Max Range is 1800 metres
     
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    rkhanna Senior Member Senior Member

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    We are discussing extreme range shots as if just by having a large calibre rife the Indian Army has the capability to make those shots.

    Keep in mind that Globally there are only 19 recorded/confirmed kills at ~1400 yards (1250-1300m) - a bulk of them in near perfect conditions i might add.

    1300+ yard snipers come few in a generation and are not mass produced.

    In India - now that the kit is coming- we need to start setting up proper sniper training + usage doctrines in place
     
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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    We need 338 and 50 calibre very urgently
    To kill Paki soldiers

    Simply because Pakistani soldiers don't patrol the LOC , like our soldiers

    They simply stay in their forward posts and bunkers

    Therefore a longer range round is needed to kill them when they move out and around

    Killing infiltrators is easy and no big deal
    Because they are Jihadis sent on Suicide
    Missions anyway , also they can be shot when
    They are in Range of our Guns
     
  6. rkhanna

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    You missed my point. Having the Weapons doesnt mean we are hitting anything at extreme ranges.

    Sub 1000m at high altitude any DMR that we have would suffice. + dont forget the NTW-20s that we have. And currently we dont have the talent pool to hit long range shots with authority.

    A Sniper is an offensive weapon. They have to hunt. Meaning they have to leave the comfort of their OWN Forward posts and Bunkers and hunt from the bush.

    If our long guns are going to sit inside our Bunkers and take shots then we simply given our Designated Marksmen upgraded kit and nothing more.


    IMO just because the press harped on "Paki snipers" we suddenly inducted our own new shiny kit. Anybody getting a flashback to the Arjun MBT decision? - If this kit is not followed by a systematic implementation of "Sniper Capability" in the Indian Army ORBAT everything is just a big waste.
     
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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    Your point is purely theoretical

    LOC conflict is all about gaining
    Moral Ascendancy over the Enemy

    That is achieved by killing More enemy soldiers than your own losses

    Right now we use Mortars and Heavy Machine Guns for long Range Kills
    And for keeping the " Score " in our favour

    But these are mostly enemy soldiers

    we need These long Range Sniper guns and Bullets for taking out their Officers
     
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    rkhanna Senior Member Senior Member

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    Sorry but you keep proving my point. I don't think you quiet understand the role of a sniper in the battle field.

    Ps nothing I have said is theoretical. Despite the new kit out DM will still make / take the same shots that they used to take with the dragnovs .

    Simply put we don't have a long gun culture or capability within our services.

    Those mortars and HMGs will continue to be most effective.
     
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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    It might take some time for our forces to get completely trained on these New Guns

    But we had to make a Beginning at some
    Point of Time

    What will our Officers say to our Jawans
    When they ask them " Why Pakis have better Sniper Guns "

    And given the Tendency of Paki officers to
    Stay Behind , it is absolutely necessary to hunt them like dogs rather than
    "Spray and Pray " , just hoping to hit someone
    With our Heavy Machine Guns

    Wastage of Ammunition is another matter
     
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    True.. it'll take time to develop actual Sniper capability.
    By Sniper I mean here the specialised soldier.

    But, at the same time.. we do have existing Sniper capability in our SF, who were hitherto hindered by their inventory with the Galatz as they're primary rifle. As it is, SF guys are pretty good marksmen, and in that too, SF Snipers are a breed apart.

    I'm pretty sure they'll adapt to using the Lapua Magnum to the edge of its envelope soon enough and then we can expect some real magic.
     
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    I get what you are saying but we don't have a true blue sniper capability with SF either and the greatest evidence of that is the limited role and employment of spotters. A sniper (trigger puller) is only as good as his spotter.

    The best 'snipers' we have are the urban counter snipers with SAG and CAT . And those are up there with some of the best in the world. But that's a whole different world of sniper role
     
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    Please see the video on ASAT test -
     
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    Do anyone know about new India sniper rifle project named TIGER? This is new program with American sniper rifle that will integrate into ours.
     
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    But are not military targets and environment for snipping operations very different from assassination / elimination sniping operation undertaken by intelligence and civil oriented SFs ? Sniper equipment required would differ and so would the techniques. For example the silencers are not so useful for military snipping as for int agency assassinators. The range obtainable would also vastly vary.

    Even he classical snipping missions of stay behind snipper parties has not been heard of in urban Srinagar and valley. Even in Sri Lanka (Op PAWAN) no such operations were possible where the population is so hostile But the LTTE was adapt in doing so.

    OP Black Thunder was a classical urban sniper operation but we are unlikely to witness Stalingrad sniper operation into Lahore. Who is going to allow us to be inside Lahore for two years ?
     
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    My bad, sorry.
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    Let those Nokia 3310 sized bullets fly..!
    Paki general behind 2 civilian buildings, no problem.
    Mortar position in slightly open area, no problem.
    Injured BSF jawan with SFW, need to cut few Porkis in half, no problem.

    50 BMG is a beast. Nothing short of a sand berm will stop that. If only all Porkis could stand in a straight line, somebody from our side could earn 10x kill multiplier...
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Problems of Snipper Operation On LC
    Interpost distance required for snipper ranges not available everywhere. The distances between Indian Posts and Pakistani Posts varies from 50 meters to two -three kms.
    * Civilian population exist bang on LC backwards. Pakistani soldiers and officers all carry out movements and routine activities in civil clothes along with civilians. It is difficult to identify and distinguish between Pakistani soldiers, officers, civilians and Jihadis unless or until they are inside posts or seen as armed.

    * Deployment of snappers out side the post / bunkers in open areas is dangerous due to sudden and regular shelling by the enemy.

    * Terrain configurations are irregular, many areas dominated by enemy and movement easily detected.

    * Detection of snipper post snipping is easy and very heavy volume of fire can be brought on the snippers.

    * A battalion is spread over a very large area which would require large numbers of snippers. Generally not available.

    * If I deploy one pair of snipper on LC in a particular area, their patterns, habits, style, firing standards and may be his identity will be established within no time, endangering the snippers.
     
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