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Defence Ministry clears purchase of NAG Missile

May 01, 2018

 

The Defence Ministry has recently cleared the purchase of the Nag missile system. The Anti-Tank Guided Missile System will be procured for the Indian Army at an estimated cost of Rs 524 crore. The decision was taken during the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting which was chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The NAG package will include the anti-tank guided missiles with missile carrier vehicle.

The system is indigenously developed by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO). The system is named after former scientific advisor to the DRDO, BD Nagchaudhuri.

The Army has a plan to induct nearly 300 NAG anti-tank guided missiles into its arsenal.

It is equipped with an advanced passive homing guidance system and possesses high single-shot kill probability. It can engage a target at a range of 4km.