In a boost to military firepower against Pakistan, India to develop third generation Guided Missiles

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In a boost to military firepower against Pakistan, India to develop third generation Guided Missiles

NEW DELHI - In a boost to military firepower against Pakistan, India to develop third generation Guided Missiles.

India on Monday gave approval to indigenously design, develop and manufacture third-generation Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM).

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, granted approval for procurement of indigenously designed defence equipment worth over Rs 3300 crore, DNA has reported.

In a press release, the Ministry of Defence said the DAC provided approval for three projects which will be indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by the Indian industry.

"The first two projects include third-generation Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) and the Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) for the T-72 and T-90 Tanks," it said.

"While the third generation ATGM would provide ‘Fire and Forget’ and “Top Attack” capabilities to the troops in an armoured battle, the APUs would enable incorporation of various upgrades to Fire Control System and Night Fighting capabilities of the Tanks," it added.

This is the first time that complex military equipment will be designed, developed and manufactured by the Indian private industry.

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