India Wednesday successfully test-fired its home-grown man-portable anti-tank guided missile.
The state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out the flight test of the state-of-the-art, fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile slated for induction into the Indian Army.
"In a major boost to #AtmaNirbharBharat and strengthening Indian Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) today," the DRDO tweeted.
The low-weight missile was launched from a man-portable launcher and it successfully hit a dummy tank, decimating it completely, according to the DRDO. "All the mission objectives were met. The test has validated the minimum range successfully,” it said.
In October last year, the DRDO successfully completed the final trial of India's Nag anti-tank missile using a live warhead on a dud tank at Pokhran army ranges in the western state of Rajasthan.