Defence Minister congratulates BRAHMOS for successful launch (March 29, 2012)                                                                           Print This News

NEW DELHI: Indian Defence Minister AK Antony Thursday visited the BrahMos pavilion at the Defexpo and congratulated the team for the successful launch of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system on Wednesday.

The Block III variant of BRAHMOS missile with advanced guidance algorithm was successfully test fired from Integrated Test Range, Balasore on March 28. The cruise missile was test fired as part of user trial by the Indian Army.

Defexpo India 2012, the largest ever defence exposition in Asia, kick started Thursday at the Pragati Maidan, here. The Defence Minister inaugurated the four-day event.

The exhibition is dedicated to global land, naval and internal security systems business activity - from suppliers to manufacturers and technology providers to services.

During his visit to the BrahMos pavilion Mr Antony was welcomed by AS Pillai, CEO and MD BrahMos Aerospace. The Defence Minister also released a book 'Brahmand World Defence Update 2012' on the occasion.

The Indian-Russian joint venture company is the producer of the world's only supersonic cruise missile BRAHMOS.

  • "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