Source: News Bharati English21 Apr 2017 16:10:30

Port Blair, April 21: Today, India successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tested the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile Andaman and Nicobar islands.This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from Indian Naval Ship Teg. BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its Anti-Ship variant has already been inducted into Indian Navy. Land Attack variant of BrahMos Missile provides Indian Naval Ships the capability to precisely neutralize selected targets deep inland, far away from the coast, from stand-off ranges at sea.

The missile fired from ship squarely hit the specially created land target put up in one of the islands of Andaman and Nicobar. According to officials of the Indo-Russian BrahMos corporation, the missile met all flight parameters during the test where it selected the designated target among the group of targets, hitting it precisely and destroying the target with its tremendous kinetic energy.

In its previous form, BrahMos had a range of 290 km. DRDO chief S Christopher had earlier hinted at developing a second version of the BrahMos missile that could cover a range as high as 800-850km. That would enhance India's defense capabilities significantly.