New Delhi: Indian Army has inducted Six hundred indigenously-manufactured self-neutralising anti-tank mines, known as “Vibhav”, to provide mobility kill against all enemy armoured vehicles.
Designed and developed completely indigenously in a joint venture with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in India, “Vibhav” is a point-attack anti-tank munition.
According to the Indian Army sources, the anti-tank mine is made of new-age plastic, which gives it adequate strength and durability to withstand the requirements of storage, handling and operating in varying field conditions.
They said, “The ‘Vibhav’ anti-tank mine is already in production. It has been completed. It is now in demand. It has been inducted into the Indian Army. Six hundred mines have been recently inducted.”
A series of safety and actuation mechanisms have been incorporated in Vibhav to make it safe to handle, lethal against targets and reliable.
The Integrated explosive, mechanical and electronic safety features ensure utmost operator safety, they added.
On the other hand, the lethality of the munition ensures effectiveness against all current and futuristic armoured vehicles, sources said.
The munition also incorporates an electronic anti-handling and anti-lift device (EAHALD) that stays active for 120 days once armed, they said.