Ahmednagar: – Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the indigenously developed ‘laser-guided anti-tank missile. This missile, fired from the Arjun tank, can hit a target five kilometres away with precision. This is the second successful test of the missile conducted by the DRDO in the last ten days.
The test was conducted at the KK Range, a military base in Ahmednagar, on Thursday. The missile fired from a tank has a strike range of five kilometres. These anti-tank missiles can be launched from different vehicles. The tests are being conducted to launch these missiles from the 120 mm rifle gun installed on the Arjun tanks. Along with the targets on the ground, the missile can even hit a low flying enemy helicopter.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO on the successful testing of the missile. The Armament Research and Development Establishment of the DRDO developed this missile in collaboration with the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory at Pune and Instrument Research and Development Establishment at Dehradun.
Against the background of the tension with China, India is taking concrete steps towards defence preparedness. The defence forces will be at an advantage due to the indigenously developed weapons. Confidence is being expressed that the dependence on foreign defence equipment will reduce soon.