On October 22, 2020 India successfully carried out the 10th and Final User Trial of Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) at Pokhran Field Firing Ranges, Rajasthan. With the successful trial, the missile is now ready for induction into the Indian Army.
The Nag missile was fired from a Nag Missile Carrier (NAMICA).
The Missile developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be essential for stopping the advance of enemy tanks.
i.It is fitted with an indigenous Imaging infrared seeker and avionics which are possessed by only a few nations in the world.
ii.The missile can be fired from both Land and Air based platforms.
iii.It has a range of 4 – 7 Kilometres.
iv.Nag Missile is a Third-Generation ATGM, and is capable of engaging enemy tanks during day and nights.
v.At Present, Indian army is using second-generation Milan 2T and Konkur ATGM.
Recent Related News:
i.On 15th and 16th July 2020, DRDO test fired ATGM named “Dhruvastra” (Formerly known as Helicopter launched Nag Missile, “HELINA”) without Helicopter at the Interim Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha.
About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
Chairman – Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters – New Delhi