Defense Minister Sitharaman reviewed the Arjun tank and ATAGS in Pokhran firing range on Saturday. During her visit, she witnessed the firing capability of the indigenously-developed 155 MM ATAGS (Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System) gun for the Indian Army that can hit a target at a long distance. Later on, she reached Lathi field firing range where she witnessed the firing capability of the Arjun MBT.
During the visit, she was accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, senior scientists of DRDO and other officers.
Recently the 155-millimeter, 52-caliber ATAGS created a world record by hitting a target at a maximum range of 42km during the field trials at the Pokhran firing range.
The Arjun MBT is an indigenous tank developed by DRDO. It has two variants: Mark-1 which is an older version and the other one is Mark-II with many modern upgrades.