The Indian Air Force has carried out successful firing of BrahMos surface-to-surface missiles from a mobile platform at Trak Island in Andaman Nicobar islands, officials said on Tuesday.

The drill to check the IAF’s capability to hit targets with “pin-point” accuracy at targets close to 300 KM was conducted on Monday and Tuesday, they said.

“Surface-to-surface missiles were fired by IAF at Trak Island in the Andaman Nicobar group of islands,” said an official, adding the missile engaged the designated mock targets close to 300 KM away.

“A direct hit on the target was achieved in both cases. Firing of the missile has enhanced IAF’s capability to engage the grounds targets with pinpoint accuracy from a mobile platform,” he said.

BrahMos surface-to-surface missile, Indian Air Force, Trak Island, Andaman Nicobar islands

BrahMos missile previously test-fired from ITR in Odisha’s Chandipur. Photo Courtesy: IANS

The 2.5-tonne surface-to-surface missile has a range of around 300 km.

BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces the missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.