The Nag missiles, which can seek and destroy enemy tanks and can function during day or night under any adverse conditions, have been successfully test fired by DRDO three times in the Pokhran firing range.
The indigenously developed anti-tank missiles, which were test-fired on Sunday, are expected to be soon inducted into the Army.
DRDO officials said, “The missiles were test-fired during both day and night on Sunday during the trials. All three tests were successful.”
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the procurement of DRDO’s designed and developed NAG Missile System (NAMIS) at the cost of Rs. 524 crore last year.
Successful induction of this missile will give our armoured divisions capability to target enemy armour between a distance of three kilometres to eight kilometres.
It may be noted the Nag missiles are third generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile. These missile are capable of being launched from the Missile Carrier Vehicle (NAMICA), as well as seek and destroy all known enemy tanks during day and night or under any adverse weather condition.
Successful induction of this missile holds immense significance. It will give India’s armoured divisions capability to target enemy armour between a distance of three kilometres to eight kilometres.
Significance of DRDO for India
The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) works in various areas of military technology which include aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation and life sciences
It works under Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence. The DRDO is working to enhance self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to production of world class weapon systems and equipment in accordance with the expressed needs and the qualitative requirements laid down by the three services.
The DRDO while striving to meet the Cutting edge weapons technology requirements provides ample spinoff benefits to the society at large thereby contributing to the nation building.