India on Wednesday successfully test-fired the extended range BrahMos supersonic missile which can hit targets at more than 400 kilometers range. The missile was launched around 10.30 am from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore district.
The tests were carried out under PJ-10 project of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). This was the second test firing of the supersonic missile. The airframe and booster of the missle are indigenous.
An Indo-Russian joint venture, BrahMos missile has a strike range of about 400 km.
"Congratulate @DRDO_India on the successful test-firing of an extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The missile with an indigenous booster will further strengthen India's defence capability," tweeted Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
BrahMos missile was originally built with a range of 290 km.