Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

India successfully test-fires ATGM Nag in desert conditions


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Mains Paper 3: Science & Technology | Achievements of Indians in science & technology

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Nag ATGM

Mains level: India’s rising defence capabilities


Nag ATGM Test Fired

  1. India has successfully test-fired Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag in desert conditions
  2. The Nag ATGM has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
  3. With this, the developmental trials of the missile have been completed and it is now ready for induction

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Nag Anti Tank Guided Missiles

  1. Nag is a third generation “fire-and-forget” anti-tank missile developed in India
  2. It is one of five missile systems developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP)
  3. The NAMICA (Nag Missile Carrier) version of the missile is a ‘lock-on before launch’ system, where the target is identified and designated before the missile is launched
  4. As the targeting system is based on visual identification, the range is limited
  5. The HELINA (Helicopter-launched Nag) version, on the other hand, will use a ‘lock-on after launch’ system extending its range to 7 km
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