5.56×30mm MINSAS

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5.56×30mm MINSAS
Type Personal defense weapon
Place of origin India
Service history
Used by Indian Armed Forces
Production history
Designer Armament Research and Development Establishment
Designed 2011
Manufacturer Ordnance Factories Board
Bullet diameter 5.56 mm (0.218 in)
Case length 30 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 about 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]

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