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Defence Ministry to acquire dual-role missiles from BrahMos Aerospace

In a further impetus to self-reliance in defence production, the Defence Ministry signed a contract with BrahMos Aerospace for acquisition of additional dual-role capable BrahMos missiles

Defence ministry | BrahMoS Aerospace

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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In a further impetus to self-reliance in defence production, the on Thursday signed a contract with for acquisition of additional dual-role capable surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles at an approximate cost of Rs 1,700 crore under 'Buy-Indian' category.

In a statement, the ministry said the induction of these dual-role capable missiles is going to "significantly enhance" the operational capability of Indian Navy fleet assets.

Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL) is a joint venture between India and Russia making crucial contribution to augment the new generation surface-to-surface missiles (SSMs) with enhanced range and dual role capability for land as well as anti-ship attacks, it said.

"Providing further impetus to Aatmanirbharta in defence production, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) signed a contract today with M/s Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL) for acquisition of additional dual-role capable Surface to Surface BrahMos missiles at an overall approximate cost of Rs 1,700 Crore under 'Buy-Indian Category'," the statement said.

This contract is going to give further boost to indigenous production of critical weapon system and ammunition with active participation of indigenous industry, it added.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, September 23 2022. 07:10 IST