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BDL to supply Milan-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles to Indian Army

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New Delhi: (Defence News) Bharat Dynamics Limited, a Hyderabad-based Defence PSU, has signed an agreement with the Acquisition Wing of the Ministry of Defence for supplying of 4,960 MILAN-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) to the Indian Army in New Delhi on Friday. The contract value is Rs 1188.1184 crore.

The contract has been signed by the Ministry of Defence's Joint Secretary (AM & LS) Dipti Mohil Chawla and BDL's Executive Director Commodore TN Kaul (Retd).

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 ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ in the defence sector. "This will further boost the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government. It is a ‘Repeat Order’ of contract, which was signed with BDL on March 08, 2016," an official statement from the Ministry of Defence said.

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MILAN-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

The Milan-2T is a Tandem Warhead ATGM with a range of 1,850 metres, produced by BDL under license from MBDA Missile Systems, France.

These missiles can be fired from the ground as well as vehicle-based launchers and can be deployed in Anti-Tank Role for both offensive & 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.

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