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India’s First Indigenously Developed 9mm Machine Pistol

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  • January 15, 2021
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India’s First Indigenously Developed 9mm Machine Pistol

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Sci & Tech

In news 

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

Key takeaways 

  • 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 has huge potential in Armed forces. 
  • The weapon is named “Asmi” meaning “Pride”, “Self-Respect” & “Hard Work”.
  • This small step will pave way for self reliance and it is expected that the Services and Paramilitary Forces (PMFs) will induct this expeditiously.

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