New Delhi: India has achieved tremendous achievement in the military field amid the confrontation with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
An anti-tank missile was successfully tested on July 15 and 16 at the Interim Test Range (ITR) in Balasore, Odisha. The video of this test shared on Wednesday (July 22). The missile has been named Dhruvastra Anti-Tank Missile.
Originally named Nag Missile (Helina), it is usually launched and tested by helicopters. But this is the first time this missile has been successfully tested without a helicopter.
It is now named Dhruvastra Anti-Tank Guided Missile. This missile is usually fired from helicopters, but now India has achieved a new success by launching it without a helicopter.
A third-generation fire and forget class anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), the Dhruvastra system is usually mounted on the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).
The Dhruvastra Anti-Tank Guided Missile is capable of carrying out both day and night operations. It has the ability to destroy enemy tanks equipped with conventional armour as well as explosive reactive armour. This missile system can engage targets in the direct hit mode as well as top attack mode.
Last year, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had carried out three successful tests of the Dhruvastra Anti-Tank Guided Missile system at the Pokhran firing ranges.