The defence services are scheduled to carry out multiple test-firings of the BrahMos in the last week of November against different targets in the Indian Ocean Region.
The Indian Ocean Region will witness the massive firepower of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the last week of November as the Indian Navy, Army and Air Force are planning to carry out multiple test firings of the missile system. The defence services are scheduled to carry out multiple test-firings of the BrahMos in the last week of November against different targets in the Indian Ocean Region, Top government sources told India Today TV.
DRDO has been very successful in conducting successful trials of missile systems including the BrahMos, Shaurya missile system which can hit targets at over 800 km and the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile system. Late last month, the Indian Air Force had flown its Sukhoi-30 aircraft from the Halwara airbase in Punjab and launched the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at an old warship acting as its target in the Bay of Bengal area. The air-launched version of the missile has been used to equip a squadron of the Air Force in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.
The BrahMos-equipped aircraft from the squadron were also deployed close to the Northern borders soon after the conflict with China had started and 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in the Galwan valley in a clash with the Chinese Army. Last month, the Indian Navy had also carried out the test firing of the Brahmos missile from its warship INS Chennai to showcase its capability to strike targets at ranges more than 400 km in high seas.
India is also working on finding export markets for the supersonic cruise missile which has been indigenised to a large extent by the DRDO under its project PJ 10. After the launch of the joint venture between India and Russia in the late 90s, the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile has become a potent weapon for all three armed forces which are using them for different roles in different trains