Ladakh Standoff: India tests Nag missile, tension in China

Both India and China have deployed a large number of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. The Indian Army felt the need for an anti-tank missile in view of the artillery, rockets and tanks which the PLA has deployed in Aksai Chin.

Ladakh Standoff: India tests Nag missile, tension in China
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Pokhran (Rajasthan): India successfully conducted the final test of anti-tank guided missile 'Nag' from Pokhran Field Firing Range in Rajasthan at 6:45 am on Thursday.


The missile has been designed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The missile, which has a range of four kilometers,will now be inducted into the Indian Army.




Nag has been tested by DRDO after a stand-off anti-tank missile helicopter with a range of 10 kilometers from the Balasore test range in Odisha on October19.


Although this missile will be designed for attack with helicopters in the future, it has just been conducted from the ground, which was successful.




According to senior government officials, the Nag anti-tank missile is now ready, as it has completed 10 successful tests of finding weapons and then hitting targets. The DRDO has been engaged in missile testing for the last one month, which includes the sub-sonic cruise missile Nirbhay which has a range of 1000 kilometers. It was tested at the beginning of the month. Other missiles are expected to be tested in the coming months, as technical deficiencies in the booster have been corrected.


The final test of anti-tech anti-missile nag means that the Indian Army will no longer have to import this weapon from Israel or the US. This was due to the non-availability of a reliable anti-tank weapon that India had to purchase about 200 pieces of spike anti-tank missiles from Israel as an emergency purchase following an invasion by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Ladakh. On June15, after a dispute broke out between the two countries in Galvan, India decided to buy these missiles.


Both India and China have deployed a large number of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. The Indian Army felt the need for an anti-tank missile in view of the artillery, rockets and tanks which the PLA has deployed in Aksai Chin.

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