LOC Kargil

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Line of Control: Kargil
Loc poster.jpg
Country IND.jpg India
Directed by J.P.Dutta
Release Date 12 December2003 IND.jpg
19 December2003 Flag of the United States.jpg
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey Ajay Devgan
Maj. Deepak Rampal Sanjay Kapoor
Lt. Balwan Singh Akshaye Khanna
Lt. Vikram Batra Abhishek Bachchan
Sepoy Sanjay Kumar Suniel Shetty
Capt. Anuj Nayyar Saif Ali Khan

LOC Kargil is a 2003 Bollywood war film which attempts to dramatize a synopsis of the 1999 Kargil conflict (Operation Vijay). It is one of the longest Indian movies made that lasted for four hours. Following firearms were used in the Movie.


INSAS Assault Rifle

INSAS Assault Rifle is the the most commonly seen weapon in the movie. INSAS appears several times in this film.

INSAS rifle - 5.56x45mm NATO
The beginning scene, message on the radio: alpha for charlie alpha for charlie over, charlie this is alpha report to HQ over
On the radio: alpha for bravo alpha for bravo over, bravo this is alpha
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 rifle
Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1/11 Gurkha Rifles is taking the INSAS away from a dead solder of 16th grenadiers of Indian army


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 13 JAK Rifles, Indian army were seen equipped with 1A1 submachine guns.
Soldiers from 18 Grenadiers, Indian Army were seen equipped with 1A1 submachine guns.
Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 17 JAT is carrying 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 (Suniel Shetty) is seen using a 7.62x51mm NATO 1B Bren gun against Pakistani soldiers
Lt. Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1/11 Gurkha Rifles is 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

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
A sniper from 1/11 Gurkha Rifles was seen with his SVD Dragunov

Carl Gustav M2 (Indian clone)

Indian Army soldiers fire Carl Gustav recoilless rifles. It is known as 84mm RL (Rocket Launcher) and made in India.

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


AK-47 is as common with the Pakistani soldiers as the INSAS is with the Indians in the film. Pakistani soldiers are seen firing AK-47 against Indian army soldiers. In real life the Pakistani Army uses the 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

Besides 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 is holding an FN FAL


FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Soldiers from 2nd Rajputana Rifles are firing an FN MAG during acclimatisation period
A Pakistani soldier is seen using an FN MAG

Hand grenade (unknown)

Unknown hand grenade used by Pakistani soldiers

Mortar (Unknown)

Pakistani soldiers were using mortars

Bofors 155 mm howitzer field gun

Bofors 155 mm howitzer field gun is used in this film
Bofors 155 mm guns are fired at Pakistani forces

Grad BM-21 Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher

Grad BM-21 Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher is used by Indian army against Pakistani forces

Pakistani artillery

Pakistani artillery firing over national highway (NH1) to detach Ladakh from Kashmir valley
Pakistani army is giving artillery support to more than 3,000 Mujahideen across the LOC and inflicting heavy casualties on the Indians


These are actually SEPECAT Jaguar IS ground attack aircraft.

Some SEPECAT Jaguar of IAF were seen in this movie
Indian Air Force personnel are loading laser-guided bombs to SEPECAT Jaguar

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