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INDIA’S FIRST INDIGENOUSLY DEVELOPED 9MM MACHINE PISTOL

INDIA’S FIRST INDIGENOUSLY DEVELOPED 9MM MACHINE PISTOL

Context

India’s first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol has been jointly developed by DRDO and Indian Army.

Details

  • Infantry School, Mhow and DRDO’s Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune have designed and developed this weapon using their respective expertise in the complementary areas.
  • The Machine Pistol fires the in-service 9mm ammunition and sports an upper receiver made from aircraft grade Aluminium and lower receiver from carbon fibre.
  • 3D Printing process has been used in designing and prototyping of various parts including trigger components made by metal 3D printing.
  • The weapon is aptly named “Asmi” meaning “Pride”, “Self-Respect" & “Hard Work”.

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