Bhopal, November 28: The Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles were tested successfully in Madhya Pradesh's Mhow region. The missiles struck the targets with precision during the test-fire. Videos of the same were released by news agency ANI on Thursday, highlighting the accuracy of the missiles which are aimed at boosting India's cross-border defence arsenal. BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Successfully Test-Fired by Indian Navy in Arabian Sea.
The test-firing of Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, acquired recently by the armed forces, was witnessed by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. Two rounds of these "fire and forget" missiles were tested in front of the Army Chief and they successfully hit their targets, the sources said.
Watch Video of Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles' Test-Fire
— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2019
The Army Chief is in Mhow for the Infantry Commanders' Conference. The Spike missiles were acquired by the Indian Army through the emergency procurement route after the Balakot aerial strikes against the Pakistan-based terrorist groups.
The missiles from Israel have been procured as a stop-gap arrangement till the time the DRDO-developed Man Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) gets ready for induction into the service.
240 of these Spike missiles and their launchers have been procured from Israel by the Army to meet its emergency requirements. The missiles which are supposed to be mainly used for anti-tank operations can also be used for destroying hardened shelters or bunkers which may be hiding terrorists.
(With ANI inputs)