Amid the ongoing Indo-China border dispute on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and the ongoing tensions with Pakistan, the strength of the Indian Navy is on the rise. The Navy is about to purchase 38 new high-class BrahMos missiles for its new warship.
These missiles can easily penetrate enemy targets at a distance of 0 km. If any Sino-Pakistani ship came in front of these missiles, it could be targeted by destroying them in the blink of an eye. These missiles will have to be fitted by the Indian Navy to the Visakhapatnam class warship under construction, which will be in active service in the near future.
“The Defense Ministry has a proposal of Rs 1,800 crore to buy Range 38 additional range BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles and it is expected to be approved soon,” a government source said. BrahMos will be the main strike of the warships. Many warships are already involved.
The Indian Navy also tested the BrahMos missile from its warship INS Chennai. The missile was launched at a distance of 40,000 km from the sea. India is also working to find an external market for the export of supersonic cruise missiles. The missile has been largely domesticated by DRDO under its PJ-10 project.
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Since the establishment of the joint venture between India and Russia, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has been a powerful weapon for the three armed forces, using them for various roles. Meanwhile, last month, the Indian Navy successfully tested a naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Bay of Bengal. This missile was capable of flying enemy warships from a distance of 100 km. During the test, it was retrieved from INS Ranavijay and it was targeted in the blink of an eye.