An indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) was successfully test fired on 1 October 2020 in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar,  defeating a target located at longer range. It was the second such successful test firing of the missile, having a range of up to 5 km, in the last 10 days. The weapon was test fired from an MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges in Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) in Ahmednagar, in continuation of a successful trial done on September 22.
  1. The ATGM employs a tandem heat warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to 5 km, the Defence Ministry said. 
  2. The ATGM has been developed with a capability to launch from multiple platforms and is currently undergoing technical evaluation trials from 120 mm rifled gun of MBT Arjun.
  3. The Arjun is a third generation main battle tank developed by the DRDO.
  4. Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) developed the ATGM in association with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune and Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun.
  5. India on September 30, successfully test-fired a new version of the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos having a range of around 400 km from an integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha. 
  6. The missile, featuring a number of indigenously developed sub-systems, was flight tested from a land-based mobile launcher for a designated range from the integrated test range in Balasore.