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DRDO Successfully Test-Fires Indigenous Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile

The defence ministry described the successful trial of the missile as a major boost for the government's 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' (self-reliant India) campaign.

DRDO Successfully Test-Fires Indigenous Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO and other stakeholders involved in the missile project.
DRDO Successfully Test-Fires Indigenous Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile
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2021-07-21T19:57:04+05:30

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). The mission marked a major boost for the Narendra Modi government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign and would strengthen the Indian Army, the DRDO said.

"In a major boost towards 'Aatmamirbhar Bharat' and strengthening of Indian Army, the DRDO successfully flight-tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) on July 21," the ministry said in a statement.

The missile is being developed to strengthen the combat capabilities of the Indian Army.

It said the missile was launched from a man-portable launcher integrated with a thermal site and the target was mimicking a tank.

"The missile hit the target in direct attack mode and destroyed it with precision. The test has validated the minimum range successfully. All the mission objectives were met," the ministry said in a statement.

It said that the missile has already been successfully flight-tested for the maximum range.

"The test brings the development of indigenous third-generation man-portable anti-tank guided missile close to completion," the ministry said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO and other stakeholders involved in the missile project.

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