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The Defence Research and Development Organisation recently launched an indigenous assault rifle named ‘Ugram’.

  • ‘Ugram’ is a state-of-the-art indigenous assault rifle.
  • It has been developed by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a unit of DRDO, in collaboration with a private industry partner.
  • It was developed in less than 100 days.\
  • It has been developed as per the General Staff Qualitative Requirements (GSQR) of the army into consideration.
  • The rifle will deploy rounds of 7.62 mm calibre, making it more ferocious than rifles that use 5.62 mm calibre rounds, like the INSAS rifle, which is popularly used by the armed forces in India, including paramilitary forces.
  • It has an effective range of 500 metres.
  • It weighs less than four kilograms.
  • The rifle has a 20-round magazine that fires robustly and in full auto mode.