India tests three NAG missiles
- July 8, 2019
India has conducted three test firings of Nag missiles in the Pokhran range on July 7.
“The missiles were test-fired during both day and night on Sunday during the trials. All three tests were successful,” Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials said.
According to the statement on Economic Times, the Defence Acquisition Council has last year approved the procurement of DRDO’s designed and developed NAG Missile System (NAMIS). The system includes a third-generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), the NAG, along with the Missile Carrier Vehicle (NAMICA). The NAG missile is a third generation anti-tank guided missile, which can effectively engage and destroy enemy tanks during day and night.
The NAG was one of the first five strategic missiles planned to be developed under the Integrated Missile Development Programme initiated in the 1980s. The other missiles developed under the project include the Agni, Prithvi and Akash and all three of them have been successfully developed and inducted into the armed forces.