prasadha wrote:What is this "Longish" comment about INSAS. I've seen INSAS with foldable butts in airports. Don't these weapons act as a deterrent as well as to defend. Won't the "Longish" INSAS deter somebody trying a mischief. I don't see anything wrong in using these weapons.
INSAS is an excellent weapon for "the job that it has been designed for".
No weapon can be right for every situation.
First of all, nope, any "longish" weapon would not deter someone from trying mischief.
Do you think that a planned terrorist attack would be abandoned because of the length of the guns the CISF is armed with?
And as long as the terrorists are not wearing BPJs, I would rather have CISF equipped with 9mm rounds in crowded public place than 5.56 NATO rounds.
Also, even with foldable butt, no assault rifle would be as compact as an SMG.
In hostile situations, any soldier would rather have butt resting on his shoulder than otherwise. So, in CQB, a SMG with butt is much better option than a buttless assault rifle.