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Indian navy test-fires the long-range version of BrahMos cruise missile | Watch

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Indian Navy 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.

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In a tweet, the Navy said the test-firing validated the long-range precision strike capability of the BrahMos missile.

“Long range precision strike capability of advanced version of BrahMos missile successfully validated. Pin point destruction of target demonstrated combat and mission readiness of frontline platforms. Yet another shot in the arm for Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” the Navy tweeted.

In visuals, the missile is seen being launched from a warship. It comes out from the launch tube in a high speed and gradually takes a curved flight path over the ocean.

The Navy regularly conducts test-firing of the BrahMos, one of the most lethal cruise missiles in the world.

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“This achievement establishes the Indian Navy’s ability to strike even deeper and influence land operations further away from the sea, when and where required,” the Indian Navy was quote by sources. They added, “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.”

The air-launched variant of the BrahMos was successfully test-fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI in November 2017.

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The BrahMos has been inducted into the Navy and Army from 2006 onwards, but the air-launched version is more versatile because unlike warships, which are slow-movers, a fast-moving Sukhoi-30 fighter can travel at least 1,500 km towards a target before the missile itself is fired. The missile then flies another 400 km to take out a target.

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