Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Coming Up.. A Weekend Filming The Navy & MARCOS In The Andaman Sea

Am back in Delhi. I couldn't catch a strong mobile signal out at sea, so I couldn't post more photos and stuff, but I will now. It's been an outstanding few days, one of the best shoots I've ever had. The photo above is of two Marine Commandos just off their inflatable at Rutland Island, Andaman. Lots more coming up. Stay tuned!

Photo / Shiv Aroor

31 comments :

Anonymous said...

Mr. Shiv what guns are they holding in the pic? doesn't look like the tavor tar 21 to me...

Anonymous said...

It looks like insas,but it doesnt impress with marcos

Ashutosh Narayan Singh said...

INSAS and AK 103. No Tavors. :(

Ram said...

They are holding the INSAS and AK 47. This is not the complete overall of the marcos. First time I am seeking balaclavas being worn.

boris said...

MARCO on the right is holding INSAS

MARCO on the left a rifle of the AK series doesn't look to be AK-47 as the muzzle is a little bit different i think it is the AK-103 as the MARCOS use it.

Anonymous said...

gr8...a marcos with an insas..the other is an ak..but insas..puke...how sad is that....

why don't we ever equip our special forces with decent stuff? - hurts me like hell.

-vishal

Anonymous said...

nice budy....

KVR said...

Left guywith AK, right with INSAS.

Anonymous said...

The commando on the right appears to be holding an INSAS.

iguru said...

nice pic....awaitin for ur updates...

Anonymous said...

@8:29PM To me one of them appears to be an INSAS. But I didn't know INSAS can be used in marine operations.

Mr. Ra said...

I have read about the landing at Coxs Bazar during 1971. Obviously some things have gone for sea change towards good.

Anonymous said...

INSAS perhaps?

Ashmann said...

They seem to be missing eye wear. And WFT, they've got ski masks which are not waterproof.
Don't look menacing, rather stupid bums

Anonymous said...

@anon :

The one on the left is holding a AK103 and even im not sure of what the other one is.

Anonymous said...

Anon@8:29, they are holding the OFB INSAS

Anonymous said...

Mr. Anonymous @8:29 PM the soldier at the right is carrying desi INSAS rifle and the left one is carrying AK series rifle.

Anonymous said...

Marco on right has an INSAS. Even if its a picture pose, which I am sure is not.....Its not a very encouraging one....I would not like one our best spec-ops operators, use a run of the mill infantry weapon...what happened to the AKs and MP5s......

Anonymous said...

why are the elite marcos holding INSAS ?

Anonymous said...

the problem is our commandos are only trained for the nice warm & sun kissed waters in the equitorial zone of the Indian Ocean. If India was to become a blue water navy, shouldn't they train in the North Sea, Bearing Sea etc?

Anonymous said...

From the colour of the water, it looks like a swimming pool!!

Anonymous said...

I cant imagine this is power projection......

Anonymous said...

Hey Shiv,

Why are Marcos armed with tar21 ? They received them December last year.

Also is there a plan to modernize Marcos ? They train so hard but they are one of the most ill-equipped force in India.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 11:31,
its best that training and fighting in real life be left to the Marcos.They fight the real fight in Kashmir,in the cold of Wular lake and lot of places that need not be mentioned.Our guys fight in the coldest and highest battlefield in the world,Siachen.Leave the North sea and Bering sea for the tourists!

Shiv Aroor said...

The MARCOS have TAR-21s. They used INSAS & AK103s for this demo.

Anonymous said...

Shiv,

Good Photo.

Firstly, both the Marcos are obviously walking as the water is shallow and their legs can be seen.

If so, then the position of the rifle of the Marco on to the left is non tactical and awful.

When in water, I really do not see a reason for face and mouth to be wrapped making breathing more difficult.

Rucksack is only with one Marcos. Under such an eventuality it should be at the back of both unless being shared one between the two. But who would carry ammunition of the second Marco.

If there is a rucksack in water filled body then it has to be a float and move forward has to be tactical. Rucksack floating on water and Gun on top of it. It has to be used as expedient.

I suggest Navy starts sending Marcos on foreign competitions and exercises along with Army SF and Infantry. They could not have done it in and around Wular lake in face of the terrorists.

Good Marcos !


Thanks.

Anonymous said...

What i find interesting is that INSAS and AKs have different bullet rounds. They cant share ammo.....

Cex Fable & Gas

Anonymous said...

Hi Shiv,
Where are the other photos?
-JB

Anonymous said...

@Anon1:26,please do not read so much on a posed photographs or who has the rucksacks!The MARCOS have been carrying out missions since operation Pawan in Sri-Lanka against the LTTE and they have trained with several elite forces of the world.Regard the way rucksacks are hauled,let the experts decide that!Do remember though that MARCOS will not like rucksacks floating around like flotsam or shoulder them while standing exposed on beachhead.Since you like the seals,do see what they do.
http://www.sealswcc.com/navy-seals-videos.aspx

nandish cs said...

shiv is there any program on headlines today please tell us time and date

Anonymous said...

is INSAS a very bad rifle? or we don't like it/not liking it in the hand of MARCOS as it's purely Made in India?

:D

btw Shiv, nice picture and some nice writing in some def. forum. ;)

Joy