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India successfully Test Fired ‘SANT’ Missile

Published on October 21, 2020
Current Context: India successfully tests fired SANT Missile (Standoff Anti-Tank Missile) from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Odisha coast.
India successfully Test Fired ‘SANT’ Missile
  • It was tested from a rooftop launcher of the ground-based platform.
  • SANT Missile is developed by DRDO for India Air Force and is the upgraded version of anti-tank missile named HeliNa (Helicopter Launched Nag).
  • SANT Missile is additionally equipped with the advanced node-mounted seeker. 
  • SANT Missile is equipped with Lock-on After Launch and Lock-on Before Launch capabilities. 
  • It can hit the target from a range of 15 to 20km away. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy


Q.1 What is the name of the missile which is an upgraded version of HeliNa, and was test-fired from ITR off Odisha coast recently?
a. Shaurya Missile
b. Prithvi II
c. SANT Missile 
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