India’s first indigenously 9mm Machine Pistol

Issue: Aero India 2021 Special

India’s first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol has been jointly developed by DRDO and Indian Army. 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 in a record time of four months. The Machine Pistol fires the inservice 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 as personal weapon including for closed quarter battle, counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations etc. The weapon is aptly named “Asmi” meaning “Pride”, “Self-Respect" & “Hard Work”.