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BrahMos missiles’ supply: India signs key pact with Philippines for sale of ‘defense equipment

India on Tuesday signed a key pact with the Philippines for the sale of “defense material and equipment”, which are likely to include BrahMos cruise missiles. India and Russia have been planning to export the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to the Philippines and several other countries, Russian Deputy Chief of Mission in India. The BrahMos missile is produced by an Indo-Russian joint venture and it can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or from land platforms. BrahMos missile was successfully test-fired from an indigenously-built stealth destroyer of the Indian Navy in the Arabian sea and also the Indian Air Force test-fired an air-launched version of the BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi fighter aircraft in the Bay of Bengal.

Source: Economic Times


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