RNS: The supersonic cruise missile, BRAHMOS, was successfully test-fired on Sunday by the indigenous stealth destroyer INS Chennai of the Indian Navy, hitting a target in the Arab Sea. After conducting high-level and highly complex manoeuvres, the missile reached the target successfully with pin-point precision.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy for the successful launch. Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development and Chairman of DRDO, congratulated the scientists and all DRDO, BrahMos, Indian Navy and industry staff for the successful feat.
Dr Reddy, Chairman of DRDO, said that BRAHMOS missiles will contribute in many ways to the capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces.
As a prime strike arm, BRAHMOS can ensure the invincibility of the warship by engaging long-range naval surface targets, thus making the destroyer another lethal Indian Navy platform. India and Russia have jointly planned, developed and manufactured the highly versatile BRAHMOS.