Tuesday, June 15, 2010

India's Nag ATGM Decimates Moving Target

In trials conducted on Sunday at the Army field firing range in Shamirpet outside Hyderabad, India's third generation anti-tank Nag missile was fired at a moving target, hitting it successfully. According to this report, the Army had requested a close-range launch on a moving target. On June 6, the missile was fired successfully at a stationary target.

Photo by Shiv Aroor

14 comments :

Anonymous said...

Nag is definately a good missle devloped on our own. We should come up with helicopter launched versions and shoulder fired version as well ..similar to javlin which do not need clear line of sight to target

Anonymous said...

that's a milestone time for celebration for every indian

Anonymous said...

that's called a giant milestone

Anonymous said...

decimate means destruction of 10% (of whatever it is attacking). poor english, or should I say latin.

Ra said...

Kudos to Nag!

Anonymous said...

actually decimate means break into ten pieces, so it's quite appropriate. anon@10.0, you're an idiot.

Anonymous said...

yes... just like a transformer those ten pieces will gel together to rebuild Al-Khalid again... troll

Anonymous said...

Great show!
Proud to be an Indian.

NotIdiot said...

To Anon@12:42 & Anon@10:07,

You both are wrong, because the word in question means both to destroy completely or to reduce/kill/destroy 10%.

https://www.google.com/search?&rls=en&hl=en&source=hp&q=define:decimate&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=&oq=

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimation_(Roman_army)

Removal of a tenth - a form of discipline used by the Roman Army as early as 471 BCE. But I first read about it in classical scholar Steven Saylor's Gordianus the Finder detective series (set in the times of Cesar)

Anonymous said...

From the wiki page:

Current usage of the word
In current English use, the word decimation is often used to refer to an extreme reduction in the number of a population or force, usually greater than the one tenth implied by the "deci" root, and in contrast to the leniency suggested by the Roman practice.[10] While growing, this usage is widely though still not universally accepted. Some other uses of the word are generally regarded as incorrect (complete destruction, harming an indivisible, etc.)[11][12][13]

In Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History, Stephen Jay Gould uses "decimate" to indicate the taking of nine in ten, noting that the Oxford English Dictionary supports the "pedigree" of this "rare" meaning.[14][15]

ABHINABA said...

I think DRDO should come up with a unique HELINA haveing a secondary Air to Air STRIKE capability like our chinese counterpart's HJ-10 & it's derivatives which are not still proven.

Anonymous said...

can u not make this is a dictionary discusssion!!

btw, the nag 'success' is normal for any anti-tank missile...what's the big deal?....now give it to the army..enuf of tests...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

actually decimate means break into ten pieces, so it's quite appropriate. anon@10.0, you're an idiot.

no anon, it does not mean that. it's you who is the idiot here.