Jaipur, September 10: India has achieved a major milestone in strengthening its defence system after the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday successfully test-fired Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM) 'Nag' in a desert in the western sector of Rajasthan. The missile can hit a target of up to seven kilometers.
The Defence Ministry on Saturday said that ATGM Nag successfully hit both targets under different ranges and conditions with very high accuracy as desired by the armed forces. “With these two successful flight trials, and the flight test conducted earlier in June in the peak of summer, the complete functionality of Nag ATGM along with launcher system NAMICA has been established and marked the successful completion of development trials of Nag Missile,” the Defence Ministry added.
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.
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.