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India Konkurs all with missile order

8th February 2022 - 01:04 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


BDL licence-produces the Russian Konkurs-M antitank missile in large quantities for the Indian Army. (Gordon Arthur)

The Indian Army is filling gaps in its antitank missile stocks with the Konkurs-M, while it still awaits the MPATGM and Nag.

The Indian Army is replenishing stocks of the Russian-designed 9M113M Konkurs-M antitank guided missile (ATGM), with thousands to be produced domestically within India.

State-owned Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) won the INR31.3 billion ($419.4 million) order for the Lonkurs missile, it announced on 2 February as it made a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Domestic firm India Optel Limited will supply electro-optical components for these missiles.

Siddharth Mishra, BDL’s chairman and managing director, said, ‘The missile has been indigenised up to maximum extent. BDL is also offering Konkurs- M missiles for export to friendly foreign countries.’

For an indeterminate quantity

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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