DRDO defends Nag missiles

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News:Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has said that state-of-the-art indigenous Anti-Tank Guided Missile(ATGM) Nag is in advanced stages of development.

Facts:

About Nag missile:

  • Nag is a third-generation, fire-and-forget, anti-tank guided missile developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • The missile is an all weather,top attack missile with a minimum range of 500 metres and maximum range of 4km.
  • The missile uses an imaging infrared seeker in lock-on-before-launch mode.It can seek and destroy all known enemy tanks during day and night or under any adverse weather conditions.
  • The missile can be launched from both the land and air-based platforms.
  • The missile has been indigenously developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme(IGMDP).

Additional information:

About IGMDP

  • The Integrated Guided-Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) was conceived by Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam to enable India attain self-sufficiency in the field of missile technology.

Missiles under IGMDP:The missiles developed under this IGMDP programme includes: 

  • Prithvi: Short range surface to surface ballistic missile.
  • Agni:Intermediate Range surface to surface ballistic Missile
  • Trishul: Short range low level surface to air missile.
  • Nag: 3rd generation anti-tank missile.
  • Akash: Medium range surface to air missile.

About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):

  • DRDO was established in 1958 by the government of India.It is under the administrative control of Union Ministry of Defence.
  • DRDO aims to enhance India’s self-reliance in Defence Systems.It undertakes design & development leading to the production of a world-class weapon system.