Bengaluru: In a major boost to domestic defence manufacturing, the defence ministry and State-owned Bharat Dynamics Limited have inked a deal worth Rs 1,188 crore for the Indian Army for the supply of 4,960 MILAN-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles.

The missiles would be inducted into the Indian Army in three years.

"It is a repeat order of contract, which was signed with BDL on March 8, 2016," the defence ministry said.

The Milan-2T is a tandem warhead ATGM with a range of 1,850 metres, produced by BDL under license from France-based MBDA Missile Systems. 

These missiles can be fired from the ground as well as vehicle-based launchers and can be deployed in an anti-tank role for both offensive and defensive tasks. 

Induction of these missiles will further enhance the operational preparedness of the armed forces. 

As per the ministry, it is a big opportunity for the defence industry to showcase its capability and will be a step in the direction of achieving the goal of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' in the defence sector.