WATCH: India Hails Successful Trials of Surface-To-Air And Anti-Tank Missiles Amid Indigenous Weapons Push
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WATCH: India Hails Successful Trials of Surface-To-Air And Anti-Tank Missiles Amid Indigenous Weapons Push

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Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has announced
successful missile tests of domestically developed military hardware in what
the agency hailed as a “major boost” for the country’s armed forces.

In press statements on Wednesday, DRDO, India’s department for military
research and development, expressed its delight in the results of two missile
tests – one a Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) and the other a
new generation surface-to-air missile called Akash.

The anti-tank missile was launched from a man-portable launcher and hit its
target, a fake tank, destroying it with “precision”, the defence group said.
The statement asserted that the test achieved all of its set objectives,
verifying the minimum range of the missile, having already been tested for
maximum range.

The projectile is fitted with an DRDO developed Miniaturized Infrared Imaging Seeker as well
as advanced avionics, according to its developers.

Akash-NG Test

The DRDO also said it successfully flight-tested its new generation Akash
Missile (Akash-NG). The surface-to-air missile was fired from the Integrated
Test Range, near Odisha in eastern India.

The missile, which was watched closely by representatives of the Indian Air
Force, performed “flawlessly”, according to the DRDO statement. The defence
body said that the projectile demonstrated the required manoeuvrability to
neutralize fast-moving objects such as inbound missiles and aircraft.

India has prioritized the development of indigenous defence equipment in
recent years, unveiling new military hardware again and again amid increasing
tension with neighbouring China and a push to develop domestic capabilities
across multiple Indian industries.

Next week the Indian navy is set to undertake drills with the UK’s carrier
strike group, led by fleet flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, in the Indian Ocean.
The British naval group is currently on its way to Japan, where it will patrol
the surrounding waters to counter Chinese territorial activities in the
region.

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