India has successfully tested the anti-ship version of the powerful BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Tuesday, increasing its military capability. According to sources, this test was done in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
According to the information, it was part of the trial conducted by the Indian Navy. Earlier, India has also successfully tested the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on 24 November.
This test was also done as part of a series of planned tests of the weapon. The new version, capable of hitting the surface of the missile, has been increased from the original 290 km to 400 km, but its speed has been maintained at 2.8 Mach or nearly three times the speed of sound.
According to official sources, a different version of the supersonic cruise missile is to be tested by the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy. BrahMos Aerospace is an Indo-Russian joint venture that produces this deadly weapon. BrahMos missiles can also be fired from submarines, ships, aircraft or on land.
India has already deployed original BrahMos missiles and a large number of other major weapons at several strategic locations along the Line of Actual Control with China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. India has test-fired several missiles including the anti-radiation missile called Rudram-1 in the last two and a half months. Rudram is planned to be inducted by 2022.