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BRAHMOS missile successfully test-fired from Car Nicobar island

PTI , (May 24, 2019)

NEW DELHI: A BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired by a unit of Eastern Command of the Indian Army from Car Nicobar Islands, the Army said.

The exercise, conducted on May 22, was part of joint training by the Army, Navy and the Air Force.

"The launch of the BRAHMOS missile involved coordination with a large number of agencies for successful and smooth conduct of firing. It was a cohesive effort of all the three services demonstrating high standards of Inter Service Synergy," the Army said.

The missile was test-fired on a specially designed target chosen at a range of 270 kilometres, they said.

It validated deep penetration capability by the supersonic cruise missile and accurate engagement of targets in depth.

Lt. Gen. MM Naravane, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command, witnessed the launch.

The BRAHMOS missile, product of a joint collaboration of India and Russia, is a major 'Force Multiplier' in modern day battlefield with its multi role and multi platform launch capabilities.

  • "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