India successfully tests fires ATGM “Dhruvastra”

India has successfully conducted flight tests of its indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile ‘Dhruvastra’. The flight tests were conducted from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha. ‘Dhruvastra’ is an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) which has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is a helicopter version of ‘Nag Helina’.

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‘Dhruvastra’, the helicopter-launched anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is meant to be fired from air to destroy enemy bunkers, armoured vehicles and main battle tanks. Hence, it is one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons in the world.

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  • Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation: G Satheesh Reddy.
  • Headquarters of Defence Research and Development Organisation: New Delhi.

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