Indian army gets new Nipun antipersonnel mines

According to the Hindustan Times, the Indian Corps of Engineers is showcasing the indigenous equipment in Pune, which were inducted into the army. The Indian Army is set to receive indigenously designed and developed anti-personnel and anti-tank mines.
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The Nipun mine was developed by an Indian firm in partnership with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).(Picture source: Twitter account of ANI)

Nipun mines were developed by an Indian firm in partnership with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). “Indian Army's Corps of Engineers getting a new set of anti-personnel and anti-tank mines for acting as the first line of defence against enemy infantry and armoured columns or terrorist trying to infiltrate into own territory,” army officials familiar with the developments told news agency ANI. “The Indian Army is going to induct 700,000 indigenously developed 'Nipun' anti-personnel mines that carry a potent mix of RDX,” a security official familiar with the developments also told ANI.

The Corps of Engineers are also carrying out trials of Vibhav and Vishal antitank mines, all of which are indigenously developed next-generation anti-tank mines. The officials said along with these mines, Prachand, Ulka and Parth are also some of the new mines which will be inducted into the army after trials are conducted successfully. They also said some of these mines are at an advanced stage of user trials, the Hindustan Times concludes.

Defense News December 2021

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