India successfully test firing new man portable anti-tank guided missile

India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has conducted the first successful test firing of a new indigenously designed and developed man portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM) in western state of Maharashtra, officials said Sunday.

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India's MPATGM missile being tested at the Ahmednagar range
(Picture source: DRDO)

The missile test was carried out at the Ahmednagar test range.

"Indigenously developed MPATGM was successfully flight tested for the second time from the Ahmednagar range today. All the mission objectives have been met," a statement issued by the Defense Ministry said.

"The two missions on 15 and 16 September 2018 have been successfully flight tested for different ranges including the maximum range capability."

A Defense Ministry spokesman said Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the DRDO team, Indian army and associated industries for the two successes of the MPATGM weapon system.


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