LOC Kargil is a 2003 Bollywood war film which dramatizes the 1999 Kargil conflict (Operation Vijay). It is one of the longest Indian movies ever made, clocking in at over four hours.
The following weapons were used in the film LOC Kargil:
INSAS Assault Rifle
The INSAS Assault Rifle is the the most commonly seen weapon in the movie.
INSAS rifle - 5.56x45mm NATO
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Lt. Vikram Batra, 13 JAK Rifles holding an INSAS rifle.
Lt. Balwan Singh, 18 Grenadiers.
Maj. Deepak Rampal, 17 JAT and Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 17 JAT using INSAS rifles.
Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1/11 Gurkha Rifles retrieves an INSAS from a dead solder of the Indian Army's 16th Grenadiers.
INSAS LMG 5.56 mm Fixed Butt variant
Lt. Vikram Batra, 13 JAK Rifles holding an INSAS LMG.
Sub Machine Gun 1A1
The Sub Machine Gun Carbine 9 mm 1A1, a licensed Indian clone of the Sterling SMG, can be seen used by the Indian Army.
Sterling L2A3 (Mk.4) - 9x19mm
Soldiers from the 13 JAK Rifles, Indian Army are seen equipped with 1A1 submachine guns.
Soldiers from the 18 Grenadiers, Indian Army are seen equipped with 1A1 submachine guns.
Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 17 JAT carries a 1A1 in the Mushkoh Valley base camp.
1B Bren gun
1B Bren guns, a licensed copy of the Bren L4A4 made by Indian Ordnance Factories, is the main light machine gun used by Indian soldiers in this film.
Bren L4A4 - 7.62x51mm NATO. Note the straight magazine (due to the rimless 7.62 NATO rounds) and the slotted flash hider.
Sepoy Sanjay Kumar (Sunil Shetty
) is seen using a 7.62x51mm NATO 1B Bren gun against Pakistani soldiers.
Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey (Ajay Devgn
), 1/11 Gurkha Rifles holding a Bren gun.
Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1/11 Gurkha Rifles is holding a Bren gun and a 7.62x51mm casing is seen ejecting from the gun.
SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
A sniper from the 1/11 Gurkha Rifles is seen with his SVD Dragunov
Carl Gustav M2 (Indian Clone)
Indian Army soldiers fire Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifles. These are licensed Indian copies known as the 84mm RL (Rocket Launcher).
Carl Gustav M2 - 84x246mm R
Soldiers of 1/11 Gurkha Rifles are seen with Carl Gustav
Sepoy Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles fires a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle
A soldier of 2nd Rajputana Rifles carrying Carl Gustav was shot
The AK-47 is as common with the Pakistani soldiers as the INSAS is with the Indians in the film. In real life, the Pakistani Army uses the Chinese Type 56 and not the Russian made AK-47. These AK models are most likely replicas.
AK-47 replica, commonly seen in Bollywood productions. Photo from Ekta Enterprises.
An AK-47 is seen when an enemy bunker is destroyed.
Ishapore 1A1 SLR
Along side the AK-47, Pakistani soldiers were also seen using the Indian version of the FN FAL, the 1A1 rifle. It should be noted that in real life Pakistani soldiers would be armed with G3A2 rifles built by Pakistan Ordinance Factories (POF) instead of FN FALs.
Ishapore 1A1 SLR - 7.62x51mm NATO
A Pakistani Army soldier holding an FN FAL
FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Soldiers from the 2nd Rajputana Rifles fire an FN MAG
during the acclimatization period.
A Pakistani soldier is seen using an FN MAG.
Hand Grenade (Unknown)
Unknown hand grenades used by Pakistani soldiers
Pakistani soldiers use unknown mortars.
Bofors 155mm Howitzer Field Gun
A Bofors 155mm howitzer field gun is used in this film
Bofors 155mm guns are fired at Pakistani forces.
Grad BM-21 Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher
Grad BM-21 Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher is used by the Indian Army against Pakistani forces.
Pakistani artillery firing over national highway (NH1) to detach Ladakh from the Kashmir Valley
Pakistani Army give artillery support to more than 3,000 Mujahideen across the LOC and inflict heavy casualties on the Indians.
The Indian Air Force utilize SEPECAT Jaguar IS ground attack aircraft.
Some SEPECAT Jaguars of the IAF.
Indian Air Force personnel load laser-guided bombs into SEPECAT Jaguar.