New Delhi, April 27 (H.S.). Israel has handed over to India the Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) that wreaked havoc on Russian tanks in Ukraine, which the Indian Army and Air Force have inducted into their weapons fleet. These weapons of Israel are called ‘tank killers’. The power of an ATGM capable of hitting long distances can be gauged from the fact that it can destroy enemy armored vehicles in a jiffy. With the arrival of this killer missile, India’s preparations against China have become even more solid. Most of the ATGM requirements will be met through the ‘Make in India’ project.
Indian forces signed a $200 million deal with Israel for about 300 Spice-2000 guided bombs and Long Range Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) about two years ago in view of the preparation for a simultaneous ‘two front war’ with Pakistan and China. Was. Guided Spice-2000 bombs have already been used by the Air Force by integrating them into Mirage-2000 and Sukhoi-30 fighter jets during the Balakot air strike. However, according to an Air Force official, the procurement of 300 guided Spice-2000 bombs at present is insufficient, as 250 bombs will be for Sukhoi-30 and 50 bombs for Mirage-2000. These bombs weighing 500 kg can also be used against Jaguar and indigenous Tejas.
The Indian Army has already inducted Israel’s anti-tank Spike missiles. Through this missile, enemy tanks and bunkers can be destroyed in the blink of an eye. ‘Spike’ is a fourth generation missile, capable of reaching a range of 4 km. Can hit any target up to a distance. Terrorist bases can also be destroyed by this. Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is also making man-portable ATGM. The Army is enhancing its strength by inducting a variety of ATGMs that can be fired from the shoulder, vehicle and helicopter. The entire emphasis of the army is on state-of-the-art new generation anti-tank guided missiles.
Israel has supplied Long Range Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) to India on orders given using emergency powers amid a confrontation with China in eastern Ladakh. The Indian Army and Air Force have inducted the state-of-the-art Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from Israel. Now with the arrival of this killer missile, India’s preparations against China have become even stronger. A limited number of fifth generation anti-tank guided missiles have been inducted under emergency procurement. More requirements of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) will be met through the ‘Make in India’ project.
These fifth generation anti-tank guided missiles have wreaked havoc on Russian tanks in Ukraine. The world is seeing the power of these weapons in Ukraine, which has become a battlefield. U.S. Javelin anti-tank guided missiles and West’s Next Generation Light anti-tank missiles are being fired by the Ukrainian military in the conflict that began on February 24. It has reduced hundreds of Russian tanks and armored vehicles to rubble. Israel’s Spike anti-tank guided missiles are equally lethal and equipped with multiple capabilities.