India’s Army Continues to Suffer From Shortage of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles


The Indian Army and the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the Indian Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) research and development branch, have successfully concluded summer trials of the Nag third-generation anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) at the Indian military’s test range at Pokhran in the Thar Desert region in northwestern India earlier this month.

The summer trials were conducted between July 7 to 18, according to an Indian MoD statement. “As part of the NAG summer user trials, six missions were conducted under the extreme temperature conditions of the Pokhran Ranges,” the statement reads. “All the missiles have met the mission objectives including minimum range, maximum range, in direct attack as well as top attack modes and achieved a direct hit onto the target.”

Winter user trials of the Nag ATGM were reportedly successfully completed earlier this year. “The trials were conducted by the user team from the Army as per the user defined trial directive,” the MoD states. Read More

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