New Delhi: India’s first indigenous 9mm machine pistol has been jointly developed by DRDO and the Indian Army. The design and development of this weapon have been carried out by the Infantry School, Mhow, and DRDO’s Armament Research and Development Stabilization (ARDE), Pune using its expertise. This weapon has been developed in a record time of 4 months. Machine pistol Inservis launches a 9 mm weapon.
Its upper receiver is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and the lower receiver is made of carbon fiber. The 3D printing process has been used in designing and prototyping its various parts including trigger components. It has great potential in the armed forces as a personal weapon in heavy weapon detachment, commanders, tanks and aircraft drivers, driver-ridden dispatch riders, radioactive operators, close combat, anti-extremism, and counter-terrorism operations. It can be used in central and state police organizations as well as VIP security duties and policing. The production cost of each machine pistol is within 50 thousand rupees and there is also the possibility of its export.
The pistol is named ASMI which means pride, self-respect, and hard work.
Keeping in mind the Prime Minister’s vision of self-reliant India, the move will pave the way for self-reliance and will be increasingly included in the army and paramilitary forces.