India test fires new supersonic cruise missile
India successfully test-fired a new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha in Balasore, informed the defence sources.
According to Defence sources, the missile was equipped with new technological developments, which were successfully proven. Earlier on January 11, the country had successfully test-fired BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile from the Indian Navy's INS Visakhapatnam warship.
"Advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was tested from INS Visakhapatnam. The missile hit the designated target ship precisely," DRDO official had said.
The missile is a joint venture between India and Russia, where Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) represents the Indian side.
The missile was tested from INS Visakhapatnam, which is the latest warship of the Indian Navy inducted recently.
BrahMos is the main weapon system of the Indian Navy warships and have been deployed on almost all of its surface platforms.
An underwater version is also being developed, which will be used by India's submarines and will also be offered for export to friendly foreign nations.