India test-fires 'BrahMos' cruise missile

The missile has a flight range of up to 290 kilometers, capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kilogrammes.


Web Desk July 29, 2012

BHUBANESHWAR: India today successfully test fired a supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos, as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur off the coast of Orissa.

The missile, which has a flight range of up to 290 kilometers, is capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kilogrammes.

"The cruise missile was test fired from a ground mobile launcher from the launch complex-3 at about 10:30 hours and the data is being retrieved for analysis," defence sources said.

The cruise missile, a surface-to-surface army version, was test fired as part of user trial by the Army, sources said.

The two-stage missile, the first one being solid and the second one, a ramjet liquid propellant, has already been inducted into the Army and Navy, and the Air-Force version is in final stages of a trial, according to Indian defence officials.

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Mr X from Bombay | 8 years ago | Reply

@Syed Shah: You are right, we should not hold people against their will. We should just ship them off to Pakistan. Anyways you are big hearted people to accommodate them and not treat them as Muhajirs.

Syed Shah | 8 years ago | Reply

@India: That was interesting. Megalomania has its own kick isn't it. OK go and do it but why not do something for the millions of poor in the country. Just see the roads and open drains every where. Roads are clogged. Sewage if any is clogged.

You develop only some areas while you leave most areas undeveloped and uncared for. Go into space for sure but help the man on the street. India is presently run by babus (clerks) and is a police state. It at least is not a secular and a free democratic country.

The nuke sheild you are talking about can be easily penetrated. Do not underestimate China or even Pakistan. It will be a huge folly.

I have a better idea. Why not make friends with your enemies which you perceive them as. Remove the festering problems. Find the causes of conflict and address it to the satisfaction of all. Go for democratic solutions.

The biggest irritant is Kashmir. You are holding people against their will. Solve this problem let people decide for themselves, believe me we won't need visas to visit each other leave alone having such massive defense programs. Put the same money on infrastructure development and technology. You will prosper and we will prosper and live like good neighbors.

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