- Jul 18, 2011
It's not just because they didn't have alternative. SF units tend to use Kalashnikov type rifles to camouflage their presence in hostile territory.The only reason for Paras using AKs is the non availability of M4s and Tavors. This was the case with 11 and 12 when they were converted. INSAS uses shite OFB ammo. Which is why terrible performance. Said AKs used by infantry in Kashmir are bring replaced with Sigs.
Sharp eared sentries can tell the difference between an Ak going off and a Tavor/M4.
This is also why you'll see a lot of American tier one SF units and mercs using AKs in Libya/Syria/Iraq