J&K militants now wield sophisticated AK-90 rifles
After AK-47 and AK-56, militants in Jammu and Kashmir seem to have upgraded themselves to AK-90, a much sleeker and powerful weapon of the assault rifle series.
Jammu: After AK-47 and AK-56, militants in
Jammu and Kashmir seem to have upgraded themselves to AK-90, a
much sleeker and powerful weapon of the assault rifle series.
Official sources said the Quick Action Team of the CRPF
along with state police recovered an AK-90 rifle, the first in
the state, from a militant hideout in Draman Trag belt of the
Rambhan district here last night.
Besides one AK-90 rifle, one AK-57, 150 live ammunitions,
four magazines and three high-explosive grenades were found in
"It is for the first time that an AK-90 rifle has been
recovered from the militants. It shows how the fire power of
militants is increasing day by day," sources said.
The CRPF had last year seized 61 AK-47 rifles from the
state besides 11 AK-56.
Interestingly, terror groups are slowly increasing their
fire power with emphasis on foreign-made guns, especially
Records of foreign-made guns seized by Central security
agencies show that though terror groups in the country use
US-made and Italian arms, the favourite seem to be Chinese
Of the 682 arms seized by the CRPF in 2009, 21 are
Chinese-made pistols of which 12 are from J and K, three from
Naxal-affected states and six from north-east.
In comparison, seizure of Italian and US-made guns
totalled only 10 with all them from the north-east. Of the 10
arms seized by the CRPF, five are Italian, three US-made
pistols and two US-made rifles.