India's NAG Anti-Tank Guided Missile approved for induction

India's Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) NAG were successfully flight-tested today in desert conditions against two tank targets at different ranges and timings, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said on February 28, 2018.

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NAG ATGM being test fired 
(Credit: DRDO)

NAG ATGM has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and today’s flight tests have once again proved its capability. With this, the developmental trials of the missile have been completed and it is now ready for induction.

The third-generation fire-and-forget ATGM has been fully developed by the DRDO. The Indian Army plans to purchase up to 8,000 missiles after the country's government scrapped a $500 mn deal with Rafael for 321 Spike AT

Director General (Missiles and Strategic Systems) Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, said that with the successful test flights, the technologies pertaining to ATGM to engage targets in different conditions have been established.

Chairman, DRDO & Secretary, Department of Defence R&D Dr. S Christopher, congratulated the NAG team for the achievement.