However, the Indian designers of the weapon made alterations to the design resulting in a mix between a metric and inch pattern rifle without the parts compatibility of other FAL variants and copies.
It is not however a licensed copy, but is instead reverse engineered from the commonwealth inch pattern rifles.(Argentine FALMP III Type 2 variant uses Steyr AUG magazines, Brazilian IMBEL variants use STANAG Magazines) Fire Modes: Safe/Semi-Auto/Full-Auto; Safe/Semi-Auto on inch-pattern FALs.Original FN LAR (Light Automatic Rifle) - full auto rifle with Wooden buttstock - 7.62x51mm NATO. Many of these rifles were issued with wooden buttstocks by FN Belgium and are seen in wars all over the world in this configuration. Although this model features wood furniture, it has the contoured black fiberglass carry handle which identifies this as a later model L1A1 which has been fitted with after-market furniture. The Canadian C1A1 is quite different from other Commonwealth L1A1s, having different sights and a wood handguard without any vent holes.Nonetheless, the internees were made to get by on dwindling rations, limited clothing, poor housing and non-existent sanitation, and endure the sadistic tendencies of the camp guards. Together with the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team, these were the only U. Army airborne forces in the Pacific theater of operations.By early 1945, the conditions in the camp turned hellish, with enforced limited rations and mounting abuse, courtesy of the camp’s second-in-command, Warrant Officer Sadaaki Konishi. After Leyte, the 188th Glider Infantry Regiment landed at Nasugbu with the U. Eighth Army on 31 January, while the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment parachuted into Tagaytay Ridge, south of Manila as a diversionary assault. Swing was tasked with a rescue mission to rescue the internees at the Los Baños camp, some twenty-five miles (40 km) behind the Japanese lines. Swing ordered his subordinates to develop a plan that could be implemented at the earliest possible moment.