The Indian Navy on Monday successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Seat.
The missile hit the target successfully with pinpoint accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres. BrahMos as "prime strike weapon" will ensure the warship's invincibility by engaging naval surface targets as long ranges, the Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO) said.
The test-firing of the BrahMos missile comes at a time India and China are locked in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh. The highly versatile Brahmos has been jointly designed, developed and produced by India and Russia.
WATCH: BrahMos supersonic cruise missile test-fired from INS Chennai
#WATCH | Indian Navy successfully tested the BrahMos Anti-Ship Supersonic Cruise Missile during ongoing naval drills of the Western fleet. The target was hit very close to the waterline with devastating effect. pic.twitter.com/DpBNZtDqdt— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2020
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, BrahMos and Indian Navy for the successful launch.
Chairman DRDO G. Satheesh Reddy, congratulated the scientists and all personnel of DRDO, BrahMos, Indian Navy and industry for the successful feat.
He stated that Brahmos missiles will add to the capabilities of Indian Armed Forces in many ways.