Trikaal: The 'Corner shot' Rifle of the Indian Army

By Naveen Singh|Updated : June 8th, 2019

The Indian Army is one of the most formidable armies in the world. With the advent of modernization, the Indian Army is anticipated to undergo its most important structural change since Independence.

Though it is always the grit of a soldier that makes him do the impossible, the weapon in his hand is also equally important. Keeping these things in mind the Indian Army is working alongside the DRDO in developing weapons that would help the soldiers win battles.


The Rashtriya Rifles is testing a new rifle called ‘Trikaal’ which is a corner shot rifle which would give an edge to the forces. Let’s read about this in detail.

Trikaal: The Corner-Shot Rifle of Indian Army

What is Trikaal?

Trikaal is a corner shot weapon system (CSWS) that is developed by Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune for the Indian Armed Forces.

The Corner Shot Weapon System was first invented by Lt. Col. Amos Golan of the Israeli Defense Forces.

The Rifle enables a soldier to shoot at 90 degrees or at an angle behind the wall, not directly looking at the enemy.

The  Corner Shot Weapons System was first unveiled in India by Zen Technologies during the International Security Expo 2015.


What is a corner Shot Weapons System?

Corner Shot is basically a hinged chassis in which a pistol like a Glock, Beretta 92 or other handgun is mounted. A video camera is fixed to the gun, providing the shooter with a live feed, and an integrated tactical light provides illumination in dark spaces.

The Corner Shot chassis transforms the pistol into a shoulder-fired carbine with a twist: when pressing a button, Corner Shot can instantly tilt left to right, enabling the shooter to stay behind the cover while watching the camera feed.

A trigger extension runs from the handgun itself to a separate chassis trigger, and pulling the trigger on the Corner Shot fires the handgun.


Where will CSWS be used?

The Trikaal Rifles will be used by Special Forces and Indian Army who are deployed in Kashmir and other Naxalite areas.

These rifles will prove advantageous as our soldiers need not be face to face with the enemies.

These rifles can also be used during a hostage situation like 26/11 or in cases of surgical strikes where terrorists are hiding in houses.


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