MP5 is more deadly than AK says Indian Commando

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Indian National Security Guard (NSG) have stooped pretty low. They are claiming part of the reason the Mumbai terror attacks were so deadly was because the terrorists were carrying MP5s and the NSG Commandos only had AK-47s. DNA India reports:

The MP5 is far superior to the AK47 and is only used by the security forces of various countries. This led the NSG to believe that the terrorists were more heavily armed than they had thought. But the mystery was solved when they realised that the terrorists had seized Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s weapon after killing him. The NSG feel that the acquisition of this weapon had extended their resistance by a few hours. This is also an indication, said a senior officer, that the terrorists were trained in the use of this sophisticated weapon as well.

Overall, the HK MP5 is the weapon of choice for most European forces and the US. More notable users include the United States’s Navy SEAL, the German GSG9 group and the British SAS. It is also used by civil protection forces such as police and special SWAT team units.

The thought that these “special forces” were scared off by 9mm submachine guns when they were armed with 7.62x39mm rifles is a joke. Chances are they also had 7.62mm NATO G3s FALs on hand as well.

Pakistan Ordnance Factories MP5

The fact that the terrorists were carrying MP5s is likely to have embarrassed Pakistan and fueled India’s rage. I would put money on the fact that those MP5s were manufactured by POF, the Pakistan government owned small arms and ammunition manufacturer. I coincidentally mentioned that POF produces licensed MP5 yesterday.

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  • Scott Schoemann Scott Schoemann on Oct 13, 2012

    Geeze WHat a bunch of armchair quarterbacka and ignoramuses Especially you aryan99. The 5.56 is the most fielded caliber IN THE WORLD, bar NONE. Even NON NATO members use it. It is the most reliable small arms caliber there is. Just because you read a "story" about how the congress ordered a batch of bad ammo that didnt meet pentagon specs back in the 60s doesnt mean anything... ok rant on THAT is off now on to the facts that are ON topic.
    The BIG problem is that of culture and tradition. Sid I apologize in advance if I step on your toes. I tend to be brutal, and my intent is not aimed at being disrespectful, Your country has a rich culture, but sadly too much of it is based in pacifistic beliefs. If India had an armed municipal police force, organized off a model like that of the US, they could have had an immediate mobilization of armed officers, trained to respond to situations just like this, while a specialized unit was responding to the scene to take over, and if necessary, a Military based unit could come into play as a third tier response. As it stands, India is left with a singular response and it is sadly "too little too late" It doesnt matter how well trained or armed the response unit was. Once the terrorists were entrenched it was just too late. Just as with the US, the attack on Pearl Harbor, or the attack on the World Trade Center, there are certain levels that we simply cant respond to without putting the population at risk. Pearl, caught us totally unprepared, in extreme arrogance of belief that it could not happen and we learned otherwise. On 9/11 we knew better, but if we took down one of the airliners, we risked killing civillians on the ground and in the planes, and were left to deal with the unknown acts of those in the cockpits. But the leaders of your country were well aware of the risk posed by a terrorist harboring neighbor and chose not to change the way they viewed law enforcement. Terrorism is only a military issue after the fact, before the attack it is a civillian law enforcement issue because the military isnt there. Following the long standing tradition of an unarmed policeforce is akin to not giving the fire brigade water, buckets or hoses. Just as our nation is full of foolish leaders who need to be removed from office and dealt with in a criminal court system, so does yours, as they have forgotten their sacred duty above all is to protect the people from outside hostile forces.

  • Benji tombing Benji tombing on Nov 14, 2013

    come to NE India and u will know how to operate every gun............... lol