'Nag' anti tank missile ready for induction in Indian Army
Successfully tested the 'Nag' anti-tank guided missile at Pokhran Field Firing Range in Rajasthan at 6:45 am on Thursday morning. This was the last phase trial of Nag.
New Delhi: India has gone one more step in missile testing during the ongoing tensions along the border between India and China. India successfully test-fired the final stage of the 'Nag' anti-tank guided missile with the warhead on Thursday.
Nag Missile developed by DRDO:
The missile was tested at Pokhran Field Firing Range in Rajasthan at 6:45 am. The Nag missile has been developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile joins DRDO's list of indigenous warheads. In the last month and a half, DRDO has conducted at least 12 missile tests or system tests, which meet the combat requirements with the help of missiles.
Rajnath Singh encourages start ups:
The testing of these missiles is believed to be very important amidst ongoing tension across the border. Recently, the DRDO chief said that the institute is preparing indigenous missiles for the military to make India self-sufficient in the missile sector.
A new version of the DRDO Procurement Manual 2020 was released by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh a day earlier to encourage start-ups in defense research and development and the participation of Indian industry including micro, small and medium enterprises.
With this, India is about to test the most powerful missile. After Nag, Sant Anti Missile will also join the Indian Army camp after testing. India is developing an air-launched missile that will be able to hit enemy tanks from a distance of more than 10 km. Officials say the crucial trial will be done within two months.