Cobra’s Venom: India Begins Trials Ahead of Induction of Indigenous Anti-Tank Guided Missile


Three successful tests were carried out on Sunday, with follow-up tests to further validate the capabilities of the Nag Missile Carrier (NAMICA) and mounted anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) to be carried out on Monday, in Pokhran near the Pakistan border.

A Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official said: “the missiles were test-fired during both day and night, on Sunday during the trials”.

The DRDO has been working on the Nag since 2009 and has spent approximately $47 million on its development. The missile with ‘fire and forget’ and ‘top attack’ capabilities, is deployed on a specially modified ICV BMP-2 vehicle called the ‘NAMICA’.

During Aero India 2019, the DRDO stated that Nag had successfully completed “Winter-use trials” in December 2018. Read More

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