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BrahMos supersonic cruise missile tested in a strategic signal to China

In fact, most of these tests have involved routine firing trials of weapon systems that the DRDO is developing and which are a long way from operational service

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The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres, the ministry of defence said.

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
A fusillade of Indian missile tests over the almost six-month-long confrontation in Ladakh between Indian and Chinese armies has been played up in the media as warnings to Beijing.
 
In fact, most of these tests have involved routine firing trials of weapon systems that the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing and which are a long way from operational service.
 
However, Sunday’s successful test firing of a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Navy’s stealth destroyer, INS Chennai, in the Arabian Sea was a genuine strategic signal to China that India was operationally prepared to expand the conflict

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First Published: Oct 18 2020 | 11:11 PM IST

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