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India Successfully Test Fired ‘Helina’ and 'Dhruvastra'

Published on February 21, 2021
Current Context: India successfully test-fired indigenously-developed Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) systems 'Helina' and 'Dhruvastra'.
India Successfully Test Fired ‘Helina’ and 'Dhruvastra'
  • This has led to their induction in the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.
  • The testing trials were conducted from the Advanced Light Helicopter at Pokhran deserts of Rajasthan.
  • Both the ATGM systems are having the all-weather day-and-night capability. They can defeat battle tanks with a conventional armour and explosive reactive armour.
  • The Helina ATGM is the Army version and Dhruvastra ATGM is the Air Force version.
  • Both the ATGMs are designed and developed indigenously by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy


Q.1 Recently, which of the following Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) systems were test-fired by India at Pokhran deserts of Rajasthan?
a. 'Helina'
b. 'Dhruvastra'
c. SANT Missile
d. Both (a) and (b)
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