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BrahMos - A bright illustration of India-Russia cooperation: Nikolay Patrushev

Brahmand.com (February 02, 2010)                                                                           Print This News

NEW DELHI: The Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolay Patrushev and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India, Alexander Kadakin, visited the BrahMos Complex here on Tuesday.

Dr. A.S. Pillai, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace, explained to the official the progress made by the Joint Venture in the last 10 years and the possible areas for future collaborations between the two partnering countries.

The Russian Security Adviser, who was accompanied by a high level delegation, said that he was delighted by such an "excellent visit" and lauded BrahMos for its remarkable achievement in a short span of time.

"The JV BrahMos is a bright illustration of successful work of Russian & Indian scientists and designers. It is based on highest trust and respect. I wish great successes in future ventures in further strengthening of Russia-India friendship," Patrushev said.

Kadakin said that the BrahMos project is a dream made true by the joint efforts of the Russian and Indian scientists and congratulated the pioneers of BrahMos with its magnificent work.

"Bringing together the best of the brains of the two countries not only brings down the cost but makes the system developed highly advanced and reliable overtaking other countries. BrahMos is on the helm of the world of cruise missiles and is a great tribute to the power of scientific communities of our two nations," said Kadakin.

Dr. Pillai said that the high level visit is highly encouraging for the JV to show more results. He said that BrahMos is already inducted in the Indian Navy in number of Ships and also in the Indian Army. He also mentioned that the first ship being built in Kaliningrad has been installed with Vertical launcher and FCS delivered by BrahMos with ITF launch being planned this year itself as per schedule in Baltic sea. We have now 4 versions- Sea to Sea, Sea to Land, Land to Sea and Land to Land already fully developed and operational. The work on the underwater launch and air version development is under pro ress, he added.

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  • "Time has come for BrahMos Aerospace to work on Mark-II version of BRAHMOS so that we will still be the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles." - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • "The traditional partnership between India & Russia has been tested by the time and time and it is the most important stabilizing factor, not only for the asian region, but for the whole world" - Vladimir Putin

  • "Make in India' should not be limited to production & manufacturing only, it should also involve generation of engineering knowledge in the country." - Mr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

  • "BrahMos is not only a successful Joint Venture but also a model for cooperation which has immense political value for our two countries" - Mr. Dmitry Rogozin

  • "BrahMos JV is a unique venture which has given substantial guidelines in defence design inputs, engineering inputs, production related culture and ultimately in pushing the technology base forward" - Dr. V G Sekaran

  • "BrahMos JV is most suitable model, which has withstood the test of time and is recommended to be followed for realization of all high end products with our country." - Dr. V K Saraswat

  • "BrahMos is the most successful missile company of the nation and it is this unique blend of young and experienced team members motivated with innovation and utmost dedication that has contibuted to the success of the missile system" - Dr. Avinash Chander