- India has test-fired its indigenously developed Nag anti-tank guided missile (Helina), which can hit a target upto seven km, from a helicopter at a firing range in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.
- HeliNa is a helicopter-launched version of Nag and has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
- The missile is aimed at hitting targets at varied distances of upto 7 km.
- The problem with the Nag was its range but once inducted in the Armed Forces, the HeliNa missile will be integrated with the weaponised version of the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, the light combat helicopter produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).
Source: Defence News