The 5.56×30mm MINSAS is a cartridge manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board for close quarter battle use. It has an effective range of 300 meters and good penetration against body armor. OFB claims that its penetration rate is better than 9mm caliber. It's currently chambered in the Modern Sub Machine Carbine and Amogh carbine.
|Type||Personal defense weapon|
|Place of origin||India|
|Used by||Indian Armed Forces|
|Designer||Armament Research and Development Establishment|
|Manufacturer||Ordnance Factory Board|
|Bullet diameter||5.56 mm (0.218 in)|
|Case length||30 mm (1.181 in)|
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- ofbindia.gov.in - "Amogh 5.56mm carbine"