India successfully tests extended range BrahMos missile

India successfully tests extended range BrahMos missile

India on Wednesday successfully tested the extended range version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which has emerged as a primary precision-strike conventional weapon for the armed forces, from the integrated test range at Balasore. Defence sources said the test, the second of the extended range BrahMos missile, took place from a land-based mobile launcher at 10.30 am.

It comes at a time when the original 290-km range BrahMos has already been deployed in Ladakh as well as Arunachal Pradesh during the ongoing military confrontation with China.

The armed forces have already inducted the 290-km range land and warship-based versions of the BrahMos missiles, which fly almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8, over the last decade. A sleeker version of air-breathing missile was also test-fired from Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets last year.

These air-to-ground BrahMos missiles can conceivably be used for pinpoint strikes on terror camps located deep inside enemy territory, or to take out underground nuclear bunkers, command-and-control centres and other high-value military targets like aircraft carriers on the high seas, from long stand-off distances.

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