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Navy buys 'enhanced range' BrahMos missiles for Rs 1,700 crore

To be lethal against warships and shore targets at 400 km; deal value Rs 1,700 crore

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A BrahMos missile being launched from the destroyer, INS Ranvir

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
Providing impetus to “Aatmanirbharta” (self-reliance) in defence production, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract on Thursday with the Indo-Russian joint venture (JV) – BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) – for buying the latest version of the BrahMos missile for its newest warships.

So far, BrahMos missiles have had a range of 295 kilometres, to adhere to the parameters of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), which restricts missile sales involving a non-MTCR country to a maximum range of 300 km.

However, with India’s admission into the MTCR, a new generation of BrahMos missiles, with ranges of 400 km

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First Published: Sep 22 2022 | 7:51 PM IST

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