Jan. 15, 2021

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


  • The weapon is named “Asmi” meaning “Pride”, “Self-Respect" & “Hard Work”.

  • Infantry School, Mhow and DRDO’s Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune have designed and developed this weapon.

  • 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.

Source : The Hindu