Nidar - First Lightest Gun of India Launched [ Current Affairs ]


First indigenously developed lightest revolver (gun) Nidar of India has been launched successfully. It’s worthily weighted 250 grams. The state-run Rifle Factory Ishapore has designed and manufactured this gun which located in West Bengal giving improvement to the ‘Make in India’ initiative in small manufacturing sector.

Key facts:

  • Nidar is lighter than ‘Nirbheek’ (500 grams) revolver which was totally designed for women personal safety.


  • Caliber: 0.22’’
  • Weight: 250 grams
  • Barrel Length: 40.3-mm
  • Overall Length: 140mm
  • Range: 7 meters
  • Cylinder Capacity: 8 Rounds
  • Material: DTD5124 alloy of aluminum

About Nirbheek:

It was launched on 24th January 2014 especially for the women’s personal safety. Ordnance Factory Board, Kanpur has designed and manufactures this gun.


  • Weight: 500 grams
  • Length: 177.8 mm
  • Barrel length: 76.2 mm
  • Cylinder Capacity: 6-shot
  • Body: titanium-alloy
  • Range: 50 ft. (15 meters)

- Published on: February 16, 2016