Pokhran (Rajasthan) [India] Mar 22 (ANI): India successfully flight tested the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos from Pokhran test range, Rajasthan on Thursday morning.Also Read - What Will Be The Prices Of Petrol, Diesel In Delhi, Mumbai, Other Cities After Reduction in Excise Duty
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter and congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the successful fight test while stating how it will be a further boost for the country’s security. Also Read - Centre Slashes Excise Duty On Petrol By Rs 8 Per Litre, Diesel By Rs 6 to Curb Rising Inflation | Check Revised Rates Here
“Formidable Supersonic Cruise Missile BrahMos was successfully flight tested at 8.42 AM today at Pokhran test range, Rajasthan. The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pinpoint accuracy,” she said in a tweet. Also Read - Breaking News Highlights | Passenger Train Services Between India-Bangladesh To Resume From May 29
The successful test comes after the recent milestone for Brahmos, which was in November, flight-tested first time from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.
The air-launched variant of the BrahMos was stest fired from a Sukhoi-30 combat jet to enhance the precision strike capability of the air force.
The BrahMos missile has been jointly developed with Russia and is named after the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva. (ANI)
This is published unedited from the ANI feed.