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‘Hit its target’: India successfully tests BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Andaman & Nicobar

By Priyanka Verma 
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Andaman & Nicobar: India successfully tested a surface-to-surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in Andaman and Nicobar on Wednesday, March 23, officials said. It added that the extended range missile hit its target with pinpoint accuracy.

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According to new agency reports, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari congratulated on the successful test-firing of surface to surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. He is in the Island territory of Andaman and Nicobar to review operational preparedness, said the defence officials.

Earlier, in the first week of March the Indian Navy also successfully test-fired a long-range version of the BrahMos cruise missile. The Indian Navy took to Twitter and said that the long-range precision strike capability of an advanced version of the BrahMos missile was successfully validated.

In January also, India test-fired a new version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha in Balasore. According to the informed Defence sources, the missile was equipped with new technological developments which were successfully proven.

The air-launched variant of the BrahMos was successfully test-fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI in November 2017. BrahMos is the main weapon system of the Indian Navy warships and have been deployed on almost all of its surface platforms.

Both Brahmos missile and INS Chennai are indigenously built and highlight the cutting-edge of Indian missile and ship-building prowess. They reinforce the Indian Navy’s contribution towards the Atma Nirbhar Bharat and Make in India endeavours, stated the officials.

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