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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visits BrahMos Integration Complex in Hyderabad

BrahMos Aerospace (February 10, 2015)                                                                           Print This News

HYDERABAD: Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon'ble Defence Minister of India visited BrahMos Integration Complex in Hyderabad on the 7th of February 2015.

The Minister was received by Shri Sudhir Mishra, CEO & MD and VAdm N N Kumar (Retd.) ED (Production), BrahMos Aerospace and was shown the state-of-the-art production facility in Hyderabad where the integration of the missile takes place.

During the visit, Sudhir Mishra apprised the Defence Minister about the production activities at BrahMos Integration Complex in Hyderabad. Shri Manohar Parrikar was also briefed about the indigenisation and remarkable technological achievements the Indian-Russian Joint Venture (JV) has made in the recent years.

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar, earlier while addressing a conference organised by the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) in Hyderabad, said that armament indigenisation is an initiative in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' policy. "We will have to indigenise armaments on a priority basis for sake of the country's security and will have to give priority to the defence sector," he added.

Sudhir Mishra remarked that BRAHMOS could be an ideal role model for 'Make in India' concept in defence. "BrahMos Aerospace has a very typical financial model. We have given the responsibility of design development to small and medium companies to come up with subsystems. We have given them funding as non-recurring expenditure. We have supported them even with raw material, preparation of designs and certification so that they can achieve manufacturing capability as well as sustainability," CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace said.

BrahMos Aerospace has been successfully delivering BRAHMOS weapon systems to the Indian Armed Forces since 2005.

The Indian-Russian Joint Venture have successfully developed various versions of BRAHMOS missile that can be launched from a ship, submarine and land. The 290-km range tactical missile is slated to be test-flown this year in its air-to-ground configuration.

  • "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