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India tests anti-ship version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | India News

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NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday tested the anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory. The test is part of the tests that the Indian Navy is conducting, according to the sources.
Earlier last week, India fired two more “live operational shots” of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, amid continued military confrontation with China in eastern Ladakh.
The ground attack variant of the “deep impact precision missile” hit the target on an island nearly 300 km away with pinpoint accuracy in tests conducted by the Army at 1:30 PM and then by the IAF at 4:00 PM.
BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture between India and Russia, produces the lethal weapon that can be launched from submarines, ships, planes or from land platforms.
India has already deployed a considerable number of the original BrahMos missiles and other key assets at various strategic locations along the Royal Line of Control with China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.
In the past two and a half months, India has tested several missiles, including an anti-radiation missile called Rudram-1, which is scheduled to enter service in 2022.
(With inputs from agencies)

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