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The friction with PLA in east Ladakh has dawned an era of long-range standoff weapons like HELINA missile as conventional warfighting has reached another level.

In a boost to the government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign, the helicopter launched Nag anti-tank missile or HELINA is prepared for induction into the soldiers with the infra-red missile striking 100 percent success at test-firing trials at Pokhran ranges in Rajasthan.

According to South Block sources, the solid propelled anti-tank weapon with a variety of over 7 kilometers was tested for the past five days. It hit the target five out of 5 times at the range and now’s ready for induction on HAL Rudra and lightweight combat helicopters. the ultimate test was conducted on Friday morning.

The HELINA missile may be a third-generation anti-tank weapon with infra-red seeker, fire-and-forget features. it’s comparable the wire-guided HJ-8 or Hongjian-8 system with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and BARQ laser-guided missile developed by Pakistan.

While the Indian Apache Longbow helicopters are fitted with Hellfire missiles with over 10 kilometres range, the Helina is that the Indian answer to a helicopter launched anti-armour missile. the importance of helicopter launched missile has assumed significance after the stand-off with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in east Ladakh with the China deploying an outsized number of armour and rocket regiments within the battle theatre. HELINA provides an option of taking down enemy tank beyond its range by using the hearth and forget mode.

The HELINA system has an all-weather day and night capability and may remove enemy tanks with conventional and explosive reactive armor. The missile can engage targets both indirect hit mode also because of the top attack mode. The IAF version of the missile is named Dhruvastra.

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