BrahMos good sign of defence cooperation

The Indian Express (December 29, 2005)                                                                           Print This News

Moscow: Terming Indo-Russian cruise missile joint venture BrahMos as a brilliant example of pooling of global efforts in developing new weapon systems, President Vladimir Putin today asked the military-industrial complex of Russia to go in for more such joint ventures with foreign countries. BrahMos is a brilliant example of such cooperation and in ten years this company has traveled the path of designing of experimental models to the organisation of serial production and supplies for induction into service, Putin said at the annual wrap-up meeting of the government commission on military-technical cooperation with foreign countries.

Putin also called for setting up of joint ventures in foreign countries for after-sales-services of the Russian origin military hardware and named servicing centres in India and Malaysia as an example.

He noted that the joint ventures in defence not only cut the development and production costs, but also establish long-term partnership between the nations.

The analysis of tendencies of the world arms market demonstrates that not a single nation today possesses the whole spectrum cutting-edge technologies and many lack funds required for complex knowledge-based weapons, Putin said.


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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