Time has come to market Brahmos: India

The Financial Express (March 18, 2006)                                                                           Print This News

New Delhi: President A P J Abdul Kalam today said the time had come for marketing of Brahmos cruise missile, jointly produced by India and Russia.

Kalam conveyed this to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov when the latter called on him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

During the 40-minute meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral issues in various fields and the President observed that the time had come for making joint efforts to market Brahmos missile, Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesman S M Khan said after the meeting.
Kalam, during his visit to Russia, had visited the NPOM facility outside Moscow in Reutovo. NPOM is the Russian partner in a joint venture with DRDO which was set up in 1999.

This was Kalam's fourth visit to NPOM which had designed the world's first nuclear cruise missile for the erstwhile Soviet Navy.

Brahmos missile's successful trials have been completed and its serial production has begun.

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  • "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