The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 21 July 2021 successfully flight-tested an indigenously developed low-weight, fire-and-forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). The missile is being seen as one which will give a major push to 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', and strengthen the Indian Army.

What

  1. All mission objectives were met. The missile (MPATGM) has already been successfully flight-tested for the maximum range.
  2. The research and development agency said that the missile is incorporated with state-of-the-art miniaturised infrared imaging seeker, along with advanced avionics.
  3. The missile was launched from a man-portable launcher integrated with thermal site and the target was mimicking a tank.
  4. The missile hit the target in direct attack mode and destroyed it with precision. The test has validated the minimum range successfully.