India’s first lightest gun Nidar launched

India’s first indigenously developed lightest revolver (gun) Nidar weighing merely 250 grams was successfully launched.

It has been designed and manufactured by the state-run Rifle Factory Ishapore located in West Bengal giving boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative in small manufacturing sector.

Key facts

  • Nidar is much lighter than ‘Nirbheek’ (500 grams) revolver which was exclusively designed for women.
  • Features: It is .22 caliber gun (revolver) with a 40-mm barrel and is only 140mm in length. It has a range 7 meters with precise accuracy.
  • It has cylinder capacity of eight bullets and made up of DTD5124 alloy of aluminium which is very light in weight and has supreme metal strength.

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