5.56×30mm MINSAS

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5.56×30mm MINSAS
TypePersonal defense weapon
Place of originIndia
Service history
Used byIndian Armed Forces
Production history
DesignerArmament Research and Development Establishment
ManufacturerOrdnance Factories Board
Bullet diameter5.56 mm (0.218 in)
Case length30 mm (1.181 in)

The 5.56×30mm MINSAS is a cartridge manufactured by the Ordnance Factories Board for close quarter battle use. It has an effective range of 200 to 300 meters and good penetration against body armor.[1] OFB claims that its penetration rate is better than 9mm caliber.[2] It's currently chambered in the Modern Sub Machine Carbine and Amogh carbine.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Max Popenker. "Modern Sub Machine Carbine / MSMC submachine gun (India)". World Guns. Archived from the original on 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
  2. ^ "Indian MSMC carbine". Firearms World.
  3. ^ ofbindia.gov.in - "Amogh 5.56mm carbine"