The Garud Special Forces of the Indian Air Force have been deployed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in high-altitude positions on the China border since May 2020 to carry out specialist operations. These forces, which have previously proven themselves in counter-terrorism operations in the Kashmir valley and air base security, have been equipped with the latest weapons, including American Sig Sauer assault rifles and Indian-made AK-103s, as well as Israeli Tavor rifles and Negev light machine guns, and Galil sniper rifles with a range of 800-1000 meters.
The deployment of these troops on the LAC was a response to Chinese aggression in the region.
“The Garud Special Forces are deployed in the frontline areas along the China border from Eastern Ladakh to Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh where they would be carrying out specialist operations in case there is any requirement,” IAF officials told ANI.
While touring the Garud Regimental Training Center, Team ANI observed the new tools and gear the Air Force was giving its Garud commandos. The most recent weaponry, including Sig Sauer, AK-series assault rifles, Israeli Tavor rifles, and their various variations, according to the officials. The forces also have Galil sniper rifles and Negev light machine guns, which can kill enemy soldiers at a distance of 800-1000 metres.
Source: Hindustan Times