heavily armed indian security forces - darjeeling (india)

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Heavily armed Indian security forces during a pro Gorkhaland demonstration in Darjeeling (India)

Not sure if they were part of the Army or Police.­

The guns are Indian-made INSAS rifles (Indian Small Arms System), derived from the AK-47.­

They also have batons for non-lethal crowd control.­

For more info about those rifles, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­INSAS_­rifle.

Gorkhaland is a proposed state in India demanded by the people of the Darjeeling hills region.­ For more info, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Gorkhaland.

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India 2013
Hill Cart Road, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India