India has successfully test fired BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile which will give additional strength to Indian Navy. It was test fired on October 18 from indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea. The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres, according to a statement of the Ministry of Defence.
”BrahMos as ‘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. The highly versatile BrahMos has been jointly designed, developed and produced by India and Russia,” it said.
Congratulating scientists of the Defence Research and Development, Secretary in the Department of Defence Research & Development (DDR&D) and DRDO Chairman, G Satheesh Reddy, stated that BrahMos missiles would add to the capabilities of Indian Armed Forces