India successfully concludes trials of anti-tank guided missiles

India is all set to induct its indigenous Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) along with 'Dhruvastra', a variant of HELINA (Helicopter-launched NAG), into the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF), following successful trials. Both these systems were developed by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). The Nag ATGM, also known as Prospina, is a third-generation, Fire and Forget top attack missile with an operational range of 4 km. HELINA, or Dhruvastra, is a high-resolution imaging infrared seeker, air-to-surface missile that can operate in adverse weather conditions and is launched from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).


  1. The Nag ATGM and a HELINA variant called 'Dhruvastra' are now set to be inducted into the Indian army and IAF after successful trials.
  2. Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is the developer, and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) is the manufacturer of these systems.
  3. The Nag ATGM or Prospina is a third-generation missile with Fire and Forget top-attack capability with an operational range of 4 km.
  4. Dhruvastra, a variant of HELINA, is an air-to-surface missile launched from ALH and can function in adverse weather conditions.