The indigenous tactical missile, which is currently undertrial would be able to meet the army’s requirement of shorter-range missiles.
According to officials, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will have a new indigenous missile that can be fired from the Arjun MK-2 tanks and that would be able to target in a range of less than 1,200 metre.
Earlier, the Israeli LAHAT (laser homing anti-tank) missile that was supposed to be mounted on the upgraded Arjun MK-2 tank experienced a significant setback in 2013 because it could only attack targets at distances that were greater than 1,500 metres.
Later, the missile was rejected by the army.
The army's initial request was for a missile that could hit targets between 500 metres and five kilometre, but later changed it to 1,200 metres and five kilometre.
The Arjun MK-2 tank is one of the most important upgraded versions of MK-1 that have missile firing capabilities built by DRDO. At a price of more than Rs 6,600 crore, the defence ministry approved the purchase of 118 Arjun MK-2 tanks in 2014.