India successfully test-fires BrahMos from military base at Balasore

Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: July 16, 2018 9:50:41 pm

The BrahMos has demonstrated multiple abilities, such as land-attack, anti-ship, and capability of being launched from different platforms. (Representational Image/Reuters) 

Despite heavy downpour across Odisha, India on Monday successfully test-fired the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a military base at Balasore district. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted: BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested from Integrated Test Range at Balasore, Odisha… The test was under extreme weather conditions with sea-state 7 (waves as high as 9 m). Her tweet added that “This successful @DRDO_India trial validates the extension and reinforces the all-weather capabilities of the BRAHMOS missile”.

A press release from the Ministry of Defence said the missile was fired at 10:17 am, from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher. “The precision…

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