Nag Missile: Final trial of DRDO-developed anti tank missile successful
Nag India's Lethal Anti-Tank Missile Passes Final Test, ready for Ladakh deployment
India on Thursday successfully carried out the final trial of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)-developed Nag anti-tank guided missile. The final user trial of anti-tank guided missile Nag was carried out today at the Pokhran range in Rajasthan.
.DRDO official said in a statement, “India today successfully carried out the final trial of the DRDO-developed Nag anti-tank guided missile with a warhead. The test was carried out at 6:45 am at the Pokhran field firing ranges in Rajasthan.”
— ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2020
The final trial of Nag anti-tank missile was done using a live warhead on a dud tank at Pokhran army ranges at 6.45 am. The shoulder-launched four-kilometre range missile with imaging infrared seeker is ready for Ladakh deployment to be inducted in Indian Army. The need for the anti-tank missile was sorely felt after the faceoff with PLA in Ladakh.
Developed indigenously by DRDO, the Nag ATGM can be launched from both- land as well as air-based platforms. It has a
range of 4-7 km, and is fitted with home-developed infrared seeker and avionics. These capabilities are possessed by only a few nations in the world.
The final trial of Nag anti-tank missile means that the Indian Army will no longer have to import this weapon from either Israel or the US for the range of four kilometres.