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India successfully tests indigenous guided rocket system and anti-tank missile

Published: March 14, 2019

STORY: Indian defence research agency successfully tested its new guided rocket system, ‘Pinaka’ and Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) this week in the desert state of Rajasthan.

Indian government’s Defence Research and Development Organisation started with two tests of the enhanced guided version of its multi barrel rocket launcher, Pinaka, on March 11 and then repeated it on March 12 in Pokhran, where India had carried out its nuclear tests.

The MPATGM were tested later on Wednesday (March 13) in the dark and replicated the successful test on Thursday (March 14). It was seen hitting the intended target after its launch.

The low-weight, indigenously developed anti-tank missile is equipped with state-of-the-art Imaging Infrared Radar (IIR) seeker and it is effective for both stationary and moving targets. It is also loaded with maximum range of 2.5 km. It can be used in both day and nighttime.

According to a defence ministry statement, all the trials met its mission objectives.

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