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BRAHMOS, our symbol of 'Make In India': Navy Chief

Brahmand , (March 28, 2016)

QUEPEM, GOA: Indian Navy Chief Admiral R K Dhowan visited the BrahMos Aerospace pavilion at Defexpo 2016 which started in Goa on Monday.

Adm. Dhawan was briefed about the BRAHMOS weapon system by BrahMos Aerospace CEO & MD Shri Sudhir Mishra.

It was "a pleasure visiting BrahMos -- our symbol of 'Make In India'," the Navy Chief remarked.

Indian Navy has deployed the land-attack and anti-ship variants of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system in many of its frontline warships since 2005.

Last year, the missile was also successfully test fired from the Navy's newly-inducted indigenous warship INS Kochi which is the second Project-15(A) Kolkata-class guided missile destroyer.

The first and lead warship of the class, INS Kolkata had successfully test fired BRAHMOS in February 2015 and June 2014.

"BRAHMOS as the prime strike weapon will ensure the warship's invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy," Sudhir Mishra, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace, had then said.

The India-Russia JV company, set up in 1998, has also established a robust Missile Industrial Consortium involving a large number of industries and laboratories from both India and Russia majorly contributing in the design , development and manufcturing of BRAHMOS.

Today, BRAHMOS stands out as a perfect role model to emulate the ambitious Make In India programme.

  • "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