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New submachine guns for Indian Army are approved

27th November 2022 - 22:26 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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The DRDO developed the Asmi 9mm submachine gun in conjunction with the Indian Army. (Photo: DRDO)

The Indian Army is on the hunt for new 9mm submachine guns, and a domestic solution looks the most likely option.

India’s Defence Acquisition Council has cleared an acceptance of necessity for 5,000 machine pistols of 9x19mm calibre through the fast-track route.

A new machine pistol weighing no more than 2.5kg (without magazine) needs a range of at least 100m. Furthermore, it must have single-shot and automatic firing modes, a MIL-STD-1913-compliant Picatinny rail at the 12 o’clock position, and a magazine capacity of not less than 30 rounds.

The weapon should also be able to operate between temperature ranges of -20°C to +45°C without degradation in performance. Its firing rate should not be less than 600 rounds per minute.

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