Jodhpur, June 14: India is strengthening its defence system gradually and is slowly turning into one of the most powerful countries in the world. However, Indian security forces got a major boost in their armoury after Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday successfully test-fired Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 'Nag' in a desert in the western sector of Rajasthan.
The ground systems were developed by the Ordnance Factory, BEL and L&T. Senior officials from the Armed Forces participated in the tests. The successful test of the ATGM further strengthens India’s defence capabilities, especially in anti-armour warfare.
Notably, the ATGM Nag is a fire-and-forget third generation system that features advanced technologies such as Imaging Infrared Radar Seeker with integrated avionics. The missile also incorporates an advanced passive homing guidance system and possesses high single-shot kill probability. It is designed to destroy modern main battle tanks and other heavily armoured targets.
A defence source said, "The missile successfully destroyed the target in today's mission." The tests, which were witnessed by scientists from the DRDO, Defence Lab, Jodhpur, senior officials from armed forces among others, concluded on Tuesday.
G Satheesh Reddy, the scientific adviser to the defence minister and DG, who also witnessed the launch, said the successful flight test has strengthened the country's defence capabilities. DRDO chairman Dr. S Christopher congratulated the team who were a part of the mission.
Interestingly, India has already successfully test-fired several series of Agni such as Agni-III, Agni-V missile, Agni-I, Agni-II etc. These missiles can easily destroy neighbour countries who try to harm the dignity of the country or possesses a threat.