The Indian Military has already deployed BrahMos cruise missiles, which have a 400 km range, and Nirbhay cruise missiles, which have an 800 km range, in the Ladakh region, as border tensions with China continue to simmer despite several rounds of military, diplomatic and political talks.
The missile successfully hit the target with pinpoint accuracy after performing extremely complex maneuvers in the Arabian Sea.
BrahMos, as a prime strike weapon’, will ensure the warship’s fortitude by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges.
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chairman of DRDO Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy congratulated the scientists and all DRDO, BrahMos, and Indian Navy personnel for the successful launch.
On 30 September, India had successfully test-fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, with a domestically-manufactured booster from a test facility off the coast of the state of Odisha state.
The Brahmos supersonic cruise missile was held hailed as an important milestone in the Indo-Russian military partnership since the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed it in collaboration with Russian military technology firm NPOM.
The missile has a top speed of Mach 2.8 — nearly three times the speed of sound.
Sources: IndiaDef , Sputnik