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India to develop its first anti-tank mine

17 December 2015

CHANDIGARH: Instead of procuring from US or Israel, country’s defence forces will soon be self-reliant with the first indigenous off-route or anti-tank mines. These are improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which explode like a projectile while camouflaged and placed on a tripod stand.

The mine, unlike conventional mines, is not buried underground and needs no pressure when placed underneath a vehicle for activation. To be developed by the Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory (TBRL), a Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) laboratory in Chandigarh, and the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), the mine is used in surfaces where underground burial is not possible. The project began six months ago and was reviewed by DRDO experts early this week. It is expected to be completed in another four years…

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/India-to-develop-its-first-anti-tank-mine/articleshow/50214894.cms


Written by csirindia

December 18, 2015 at 9:20 am

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