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DRDO develops India's first indigenous machine pistol ASMI, capable of firing at 100 metres range

IBEF:  January 14, 2021

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) established the first ASMI indigenous machine pistol in India.

The gun, produced with the assistance of the Indian Army by the DRDO, was specially designed to replace the defence forces' former 9mm pistols.

On Wednesday, DRDO demonstrated the first indigenous machine pistol ASMI in the country at the invention show case of the Indian Army.

India's first ASMI indigenous machine pistol jointly produced by DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) and the Indian Army was seen today at the event of the Army's innovation showcase. The pistol was developed to replace the old 9mm pistols in the defence forces.

According to a statement released by the DRDO, these machine guns are part of Israel's Uzi series gun class. The guns are capable to shoot 100 metres from a distance.

Over the last four months of its production, the machine pistol prototype, produced by DRDO, has fired more than 300 rounds.

At the Innovation Demonstration programme of the Indian Army, it is reported that the nation's first ASMI indigenous machine pistol will soon be handed over for use to the Indian Army.

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