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DRDO successfully tested indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile

New Delhi: On Wednesday, India successfully tested its low-weight, ‘fire and forget’ Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM). This announcement was made by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). As per the report, the move would provide a major boost to the Indian Army and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

The missile was launched from a man-portable launcher equipped with a thermal site, and the target was designed to mimic a tank. The missile was launched in direct attack mode and destroyed the target with precision. According to the DRDO, the test validated the minimum range successfully.

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DRDO said, ‘All objectives were achieved. The missile has already been successfully tested for its maximum range.’

‘The missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art Miniaturized Infrared Imaging Seeker along with advanced avionics. The test is viewed as a major step towards developing indigenous anti-tank guided missile we know as the anti-tank guided missile of third-generation,’ the DRDO said in a statement.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO for its successful test.


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