Amid ongoing border tensions with China, India’s protection company has accomplished the ultimate check of its third-generation anti-tank missile, which is now set to be deployed by its military.
On Thursday, India’s Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) introduced that the Nag anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), supposed to be used within the four-kilometer vary, has efficiently accomplished its remaining trial and is now prepared for deployment to the frontline.
Remaining consumer trial of Third era Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG was carried out immediately on 22 Oct 2020 at 0645 hrs from Pokhran vary. The missile was built-in with the precise warhead and a tank goal was saved at designated vary. pic.twitter.com/GZ4oJWyNWs
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) October 22, 2020
In response to persevering with skirmishes with its neighbors China and Pakistan alongside the disputed borders, the DRDO has been actively testing home missile applied sciences in an effort to scale back its reliance on overseas protection gear suppliers.
The third-generation ATGM, geared up with an imaging infrared seeker and built-in with a warhead, has, over a number of years, accomplished 10 trial launches, every of them declared profitable. The missiles are actually slated for manufacturing by the state-owned producer Bharat Dynamics and subsequent deployment.
The check of the Nag missile is the newest in a string of trials carried out by the DRDO prior to now month. The company had earlier examined the supersonic surface-to-surface strategic missile Shaurya, in addition to the Nirbhay cruise missile.
Earlier than the success of the Nag, India had lengthy lacked credible anti-tank weapons and was compelled to buy them from abroad companions. Final yr, when tensions with Pakistan flared up, it made an emergency buy of round 200 Spike anti-tank missiles from Israel, all of them instantly deployed alongside the so-called Line of Management in Jammu and Kashmir to bolster protection in opposition to Pakistan.
India has been going through a two-front menace for many years, amid unresolved points about disputed borders with neighbors Pakistan and China. In Might, battle flared up once more within the Ladakh area, with armed skirmishes alongside the Line of Precise Management, India’s de facto border with China, although the 2 nations are at present in energetic talks to de-escalate the tensions.
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