India successfully test fires BrahMos cruise missile from Indian Navy’s stealth destroyer

India successfully test fires BrahMos cruise missile from Indian Navy’s stealth destroyer

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday successfully test fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Indian Navy ’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai today hitting a target in the Arabian Sea. It hit the target successfully with pinpoint accuracy after performing high-level & extremely complex manoeuvres.The test comes in the wake of BrahMos missile having a range of around 400 km being tested from an integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha on September 30."BrahMos as ‘prime strike weapon' will ensure the warship's invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy," the defence ministry said in a statement.Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the BrahMos Aerospace and the Indian Navy for the "successful" test-firing of the missile.DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy too congratulated the scientists and all personnel involved in the test-firing of the missile which he said will add to the capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces in many ways.India has already deployed a sizeable number of the original BrahMos missiles and other key assets in several strategic locations along the de-facto border with China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.The test firing of the missile comes at a time India and China are locked in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh.BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces the supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or from land platforms.In May last year, the Indian Air successfully ...
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