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A policy to replicate BrahMos' success

India's defence export policy did help in accelerating and convincing Manila about the merits of purchasing the BrahMos


The BrahMos Manufacturing Centre will cover an area of over 200 acres and produce the new BRAHMOS-NG (Next Generation) variant

Harsh V PantKartik Bommakanti
India’s defence exports have received a substantial boost with the recent sale of the naval variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to the Philippines. Exporting this cruise missile, which is a joint venture (JV) between India and Russia with 70 per cent indigenous input from India, is a significant milestone for Indian defence manufacturing. It is also significant that this sale to a key Southeast Asian country comes amidst considerable strategic churn in the Indo-Pacific.

It is driven as much by a strategic rationale as it is by commercial gains with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) looming large in
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First Published: Feb 24 2022 | 12:21 AM IST

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