New Delhi: India‘s defence public sector Bharat Dynamics Limited today signed a $164-million (Rupees 1,188 crore) deal with the Ministry of Defence to supply 4,960 French-origin MILAN-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles to the Indian Army.
The Acquisition Wing signed the contract for the repeat order of the missile, based on an original contract signed on Mar. 8, 2016, a Ministry of Defence statement said. “This will further boost the ‘Make in India‘ initiative of the government.”
The Milan-2T is a Tandem Warhead Anti-Tank Guided Missile with the range of 1,850 metre, produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited, under license from M B D A Missile Systems of France.
These missiles can be fired from ground as well as vehicle-based launchers and can be deployed in anti-tank role for both offensive and defensive tasks.
“Induction of these missiles will further enhance the operational preparedness of the armed forces. Induction is planned to be completed in three years.”
This project is a big opportunity for the defence industry to showcase its capability and will be a step in the direction of achieving the goal of ‘Atma Nir Bhar Bharat‘ in the defence sector, the statement said.