New Delhi, Jul. 8: India is furthering towards defense self-sufficiency day by day. With innovative dedication, DRDO is writing a new record every day. Now, moving nearer to the induction of the Nag anti-tank guided missiles into the army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday carried out three successful test firings of the missiles in the Pokhran firing ranges.
As per the official statement of DRDO, The missiles were test-fired during both day and night on Sunday during the trials. All three tests were successful.
The Nag missile is an Indian third generation "fire-and-forget" anti-tank guided missile. It is an all-weather, top attack missile with a range of 3 to 7 km. It is being developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program and is manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited.
Nag was one of the first five strategic missiles planned to be developed under the Integrated Missile Development Programme initiated in the 1980s. The other missiles developed under the project include the Agni, Prithvi, and Akash and all three of them have been successfully developed and inducted into the armed forces.
It is regarded as one of the best anti-tank guided missiles.The speed of this missile is 230 meters per second.
The official statement also stated, “the missile is in the final stages of being inducted into the Army which will use it by mounting them on the modified armored vehicles”.
The introduction of NAG missile into Army is regarded as a quantum boost to the Army's capability against enemy armor.
The Army and DRDO are supposed to carry out more tests of the missiles on Monday also to further validate the missile's capabilities.