India successfully test fires Nag anti-tank missile, ready to be inducted in Indian Army

India successfully test fires Nag anti-tank missile

India on Thursday successfully carried out the final trial of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)-developed Nag anti-tank guided missile with a warhead. The test was carried out at around 6:45 am at the Pokhran field firing ranges in Rajasthan. Now, it will be inducted in Indian Army.

The trial of Nag anti-tank guided missile comes after the DRDO tested the helicopter launched Stand-off Anti-Tank Missile (SANT) with a range beyond 10 km from Balasore testing range in Odisha on October 19.

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According to information provided by the government officials, the Nag anti-tank missile is ready for induction. It has completed 10 successful user trial as it finds the target and then hit it.

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The DRDO has been testing missiles since the past month. Only one missile, 1000 km range sub-sonic cruises Nirbhay, developed a snag in a test earlier this month.

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The missile now expected to test fired in the coming months as the technical snag has been identified and rectified.

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After the final trial of Nag anti-tank missile, the Indian Army will no longer have to import this weapon from either Israel or the US for the range of 4 kilometres.

educareDue to unavailability of an anti-tank weapon, India had to buy around 200 pieces of Spike anti-tank missiles from Israel following the aggression by People’s Liberation Army in Ladakh. The Spike missiles were purchased after the Galwan face-off on June 15.

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