Nagaland police Tavor X95
A view of Tavor X95 assault rifles, the first consignment of which has arrived in Nagaland. Image credit – Twitter@WeTheNagas

The first consignment of Tavor X95 assault rifles reached Nagaland.

The Nagaland police personnel are all set to use the assault rifles produced by the Israel Weapon Industries (IWI).

Sharing a picture of IWI Tavor X95 assault rifles being checked by a few Nagaland Police personnel, WeTheNagas, a leading digital news platform in Nagaland, tweeted: “Nagaland police is all set to add a new weapon to its armoury as the first phase consignment of Israel weapon industries (IWI) Tavor X95 assault rifles arrived in the State.”

The IWI Tavor X95, which is also called Micro-Tavor, MTAR, and MTAR-21, is an assault rifle, designed and produced by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) as part of the Tavor rifle family, along with the TAR-21 and the Tavor 7.

The Tavor X95 can be easily distinguished by the location of its cocking handle.

An X95 cocking handle is closer to the pistol grip.

The Tavor X95, with the use of a relatively simple conversion kit, can be converted from a 5.56 mm assault rifle to a 9 mm submachine gun.

A media report earlier quoted Nagaland director general of police (DGP), T John Longkumer as saying that X95, the Israeli manufactured assault rifles, would replace the normal weapons used by Nagaland police personnel, such as the SLR rifles.

It was earlier reported that being the standard assault rifles of the Israeli military, upgrading to the IWI X95 will have a great advantage for the Nagaland cops during various situations as the assault rifle weighs less than 3 kg, which is one of the lightest assault rifles.


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