New Delhi: India successfully test-fires Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from Indian Navy’s stealth destroyer on Sunday. Also Read - In Strong Repulse to China, India Invites Australia, Forms 'Quad' Alliance in Malabar Naval Drill | What to Expect
“Brahmos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired today on 18th October 2020 from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea,” the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said in a statement. Also Read - In a First, Two Women Officers Join Crew of Indian Navy Warships | All You Need to Know
The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres. Also Read - Decommissioned Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat Goes on Last Voyage to Ship-breaking Yard in Gujarat
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.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, BrahMos and Indian Navy for the successful launch.
Chairman DRDO G. Satheesh Reddy, congratulated the scientists and all personnel of DRDO, BrahMos, Indian Navy and industry for the successful feat.
He stated that Brahmos missiles will add to the capabilities of Indian Armed Forces in many ways.