India’s Homegrown Guided Anti-Tank Missile Test-Fired Successfully


The missile hit the target, a dummy tank, and destroyed it with precision, said the DRDO.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted the flight test of an indigenously developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile, providing a major boost to the Indian Army, the defence body said Wednesday.

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The low weight, fire and forget, anti-tank guided missile was launched from a man-portable launcher integrated with a thermal sight, news agency ANI quoted the DRDO as saying.

The missile hit the target, a dummy tank, in direct attack mode and destroyed it with precision, the DRDO said. “The test has validated the minimum range successfully,” it said.  

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“All the mission objectives were met. The missile has already been successfully flight-tested for the maximum range. The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art miniaturised infrared imaging seeker along with advanced avionics,” the DRDO said.

The defence ministry, in a release, described the missile’s successful trial as a major boost for the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India) campaign of the government. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO for the successful test, the release said.




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