‘Asmi’—India’s First Indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol

Published on January 16, 2021
Current Context: The DRDO’s Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and the Indian Army have jointly developed India’s first indigenous Machine Pistol.
‘Asmi’—India’s First Indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol
  • The name of India’s first indigenous Machine Pistol is ‘Asmi’.
  • It can fire up to a range of 100 meters and is developed in a record time of 4 months.
  • The ‘Asmi’ weapon has its high potential application in Armed forces as a personal weapon for heavy weapon detachments, commanders, tank and aircraft crews, drivers/dispatch riders, radio/radar operators, Closed Quarter Battle, counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations etc.
  • It is also having its usage in central and state police organizations.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy
    • Chief of Army Staff: MM Naravane


Q.1 In collaboration with whom, DRDO developed ‘Asmi’, India’s first indigenous Machine Pistol?
a. Bharat Dynamics
b. HAL
c. Indian Navy
d. Indian Army

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