India’s First Indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol, Showstopper At International Police Expo

08 Jul 2022 By Admin

India’s first indigenous machine pistol developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Lokesh Machine Limited was the showstopper at the International Police Expo. The 7th edition of the International Police Expo showcasing the latest technologies including hi-tech arms, drones and equipment related to defence and law enforcement for homeland security was held on 6-7 July in New Delhi.

The automatic weapon has been developed in a record time of four months with the help of the Indian Army. Infantry School, Mhow and DRDO’s Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune have designed and developed this weapon using their respective expertise in the complementary areas. The Machine Pistol fires the in-service 9mm ammunition and sports an upper receiver made from aircraft-grade Aluminium and a lower receiver of carbon fibre. The 3D Printing process has been used in designing and prototyping various parts including trigger components made by metal 3D printing.