India test fires Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile

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New Delhi: In a major boost for the Indian army, the Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) was successfully fired for the second time in the ranges of Rajasthan desert on Thursday.

The first test of the indigenously developed, low weight, fire and forget MPATGM was conducted by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday (March 13).

In both the missions, the missiles hit the designated targets precisely at different ranges. All the mission objectives have been met, a statement issued by the defence ministry stated.

The MPATGM incorporates many advanced features including state-of-the-art Imaging Infrared Radar (IIR) Seeker with integrated avionics, the statement added.

Earlier this week, India successfully carried out the hat trick trial of Pinaka guided extended range rockets at Pokharan (Rajasthan).

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