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.
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).
- 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.