Prime Minister Narendra Modi praises BrahMos Joint Venture

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VISAKHAPATNAM: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited the BrahMos pavilion on Sunday during the ongoing International Fleet Review (IFR-16) being hosted by Indian Navy & the Govt. of India. BrahMos Aerospace is participating in the Maritime Exhibition (MAREX) which is a part of the grand naval celebrations, in Visakhapatnam.

Shri Narendra Modi was briefed about the BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system, displayed in land, sea, sub-sea and air versions by Cdr. Ashotoosh Mehra, DGM - Naval system, BrahMos.

The Prime Minister praised the BRAHMOS missile system - a successful role-model for 'Make In India'. The JV has contributed significantly in strengthening the defence and security of the nation.

The Indian-Russian Joint Venture BrahMos Aerospace is exhibiting naval and land variants of BRAHMOS system which have been inducted in the Indian Army and Navy.

Development and integration of the air-launched version of BRAHMOS is currently at an advanced stage and the missile is expected to be flight tested from onboard a Su-30MKI aircraft in the coming months.

BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile has a flight range of 290 km with a speed of 2.8 Mach.

The International Fleet Review (IFR) officially kicked off at Visakhapatnam with wreath laying on 4th Feb, 2016.

With the theme "United through Oceans", the IFR witnessed participation of around 50 Navies, 90 ships, including 24 warships, and over 70 aircraft. Ships of the Indian Coast Guard and mercantile marine also took part in the event.


Photo Caption: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Adm. RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, being briefed about the BRAHMOS missile system by Cdr. Ashotoosh Mehra, DGM - Naval system, BrahMos. BrahMos Aerospace is participating in the Maritime Exhibition (MAREX), during the International Fleet Review 2016.

  • "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