BDL set to add more firepower to forces with new anti-tank missile


India’s arsenal is set for another boost with the new Anti-Tank Guided Missiles(ATGM) which will be produced in Hyderabad. Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) was given the contract worth Rs 760 crores for the manufacture of the ATGMs and their launchers.

The contract was signed BDL director (production) V Gurudatta Prasad at a ceremony in New Delhi. “The missiles and launchers will be manufactured under continued technical collaboration with Russia at the Bhanur Unit of BDL in Telangana State,” read an official defence announcement.

Hyderabad is the hub for manufacturing missiles and BDL has already made supplies of certain types of missiles for the country’s defence. The company is already executing an order for production of Invar anti-tank guided missiles for T-90 tanks.

The Rs 3,000 cr order was signed with the defence ministry in 2013. At that time, the idea was to start delivery of the Russian-origin missile in five years. “The Invar (round 3UBK  Read More

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