India successfully conducts trials of anti-tank guided missile ‘Dhruvastra’

In a recent development, India successfully conducted flight trials of India’s anti-tank guided missile ‘Dhruvastra’ at the Interim Test Range (ITR) in Odisha.  

As per the reports, “The trials of the helicopter-launched Nag Missile (HELINA), now named as ‘Dhruvastra’ anti-tank guided missile, were conducted in direct and top attack mode on July 15 and 16.” A third-generation fire and forget class anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system, HELINA is mounted on the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).   

It also has all-weather day and night capability along with defeat battle tanks equipped with conventional as well as explosive reactive armour. The missile is capable of engaging targets in the direct hit mode as well as top attack mode. 

It must be noted that the trial was conducted without deploying a helicopter.  

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