ASMI SUBMACHINE GUN DESIGNED BY A PRIVATE COMPANY AND FIT FOR ARMY SERVICE

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The Indian Army is about to deploy the ASMI submachine gun, which was created by Lokesh Machines Ltd. The Indian Army’s Para (Special Forces) will receive 550 ASMI submachine guns from Lokesh Machines Ltd. under a contract signed recently. The ASMI is the first weapon to be formally introduced into the Indian Army that was created and made in the country, making this a historic moment. The ASMI submachine gun is designed for close-quarters fighting and can be operated by the following personnel: radio or radar operators, heavy weapon detachments, drivers, tank and aircraft crews, and so on.

The ASMI submachine gun has a calibre of 9x19mm. It was created to replace the 1A Carbine, an indigenously made version of the Sterling submachine gun made in India. Aerospace-grade aluminium is used in the construction of Lokesh Machines Ltd.’s ASMI, which has a dependable and lightweight design. The Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army worked together to create it.

The Northern Command of the Indian Army has placed an order with Lokesh Machines Ltd. for 550 ASMI submachine guns, valued at ₹4.26 crore. The Army’s faith in the ASMI is demonstrated by this order. The National Security Guard (NSG) and the Assam Rifles are among the other organisations to whom the ASMI has been supplied for testing and deployment. It is anticipated that Special Forces will employ the ASMI submachine gun if it successfully completed user trials.

The Indian Army is about to receive the ASMI submachine gun, which was created by Lokesh Machines Ltd. The Sanskrit term Asmita, which denotes pride, dignity, and diligence, is the root of the acronym ASMI. An ASMI will be only a third of the price of a HK-MP5, making it a more affordable option than imports like the Brügger & Thomet MP-9, Heckler & Koch MP-5, and Uzi. Close-quarters fighting will be conducted by the Indian Army’s Para (Special Forces) with this indigenously designed and produced weapon. Security forces have given the ASMI submachine gun positive comments and it boasts a lightweight, dependable construction. An important turning point has been reached in India’s efforts to manufacture defence equipment.

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