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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@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.
@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.
@Hasan: show your arrogance to development buddy..your country needs that
@Syed Shah: too obvious jealousy...and religious prejudice,,try something else for the sake of sanity
You should be grateful that you got humbled in Afghanistan by a bunch of angry shepherds before you even tried attacking Iran. I think an English-speaking newspaper is the last of your problems, boyo.
LOL...the first comment really won the day. Congrats to Russia. Seems it's given the Hindustanis some heartburn...guys, you should be grateful we're not discussing your flying coffins or your indigenous "Ar-Junk" tank project!
Since we're talking about Kargil, maybe you should name your next missile 'Netanyahu' - if you're prepared to return some favours to your international daddies.
@Paki: be glad indians are.!!almost all paki news channels and newspapers will shut down due to the poor viewership/readership amongst the illiterate pakis.Its once again the indians coming to the rescue and ET is doing a wonderful job humouring them to stay afloat!!
@ Paki, The Tribune Company is a large American multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. It is the nation's second-largest newspaper publisher, with ten daily newspapers and commuter tabloids including Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Baltimore Sun, Daily Press and The Morning Call, Tribune Pakistan, among others. So dont claim that indians or anybody cant read it. You should be thankful that we Americans have given you an English newspaper to read !!!
Why Indians r so interested in ET.
Pakistan's cricket stadium in Lahore is named after Gaddafi of Libya who donated money to Pakistan to build that stadium. So a country that does not have money to even built stadiums buys all these cheap weapons from China, North Korea etc. and then says that it scientist made it is simply unbelievable. Coz for records Pakistan can’t even make a bicycle chain let alone bicycle in their country.
Pakistani missile technology is better than Indian that's what Indian media say . total no of people living below the poverty line in india is more than double of Pakistans total population. 36% area of India has a maoist problem. is this not a sign of failing state?
@Pungi: it was Nazi V2 missile.
@ Syed Shah...Ignorance is bliss......wish you were even 1% thoughtful about failed nation pakistan, it would not have become a laughing stock of the world...
Why the heart burn dear Pakistani brothers? After all, wouldn't Moosa Khan protect you from this and everything else?
"Kargil has damaged the Kashmir cause. It was a disaster bigger than the East Pakistan tragedy" -Retired Gen Ali Kuli Khan Khattak
And I am sure the General is more knowledgeable than you are.
OK guys, Enough, now that all of u have exhausted the feelings, chill it, cool it, and have a beer.
@nadeem, you can critcize India, afterall you love your country more, but don't demean your own country men who gave there lives for the country and for your well being. Even God will not forgive you.
@Tony Singh: You grow up
@Nadeem: At least he was caught and put on trial. What do you have to say of 4000+ Pakistanis soldiers who died and your establishment did not even acknowledge their sacrifice for a long time. They had to be buried by Indians with full military honours for it was not their fault. They did what your establishment asked them to do. Do not demean their death by saying they were killed by "bogus guns". They would have fought as valiantly as they could. But then that is too much to expect from a Pakistani like you. Shame on you. Grow up and face the reality.
@Babloo: why so much burn?
@Mr S:unlike pakistan ,we do have a defense industry which does more than painting chinese, north korean made missiles in green and white and have people who do more than naming ceremony
@Syed Shah: @Nand:
@Nand: Pakistan shall not test any missiles at least for the rest of this year as they have exhausted all their stock. I shall bet my last penny on this.
@Syed Shah: Actually India's first rocket was carried on a bullock cart to the launching pad. Later on also, employees used to carry rockets on their shoulders to launching pad. Many, including me, used to make fun of it. But looking back, I admire the determination.
For your information, India's hoisting flag on the Moon (even China does not have it's flag on the Moon though they are far advanced than India) was very unique and no other country has ever tried it or done it. India used a very small rocket to reach the Moon. Earth's and Moon's gravity was used to power the rocket and reach the Moon. It took several days for the rocket to reach the Moon, unlike others who made the trip from Earth to Moon in much shorter time. I was one of many who was very skeptical at first, but now admire India's innovation.
@External Hand: Oh and did you mother tell you about sher khan? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KarnalSherKhan
And remember the Indian army obsconders who recieved the highest military award? Indian Army’s Grenadier Yoginder Singh Yadav, another recipient of highest military award actually turned out to be a Kargil absconder —Indian government awarded Yadav with Posthumous Param Vir Chakra while he was found alive, hiding at a medical facility.
Baat kertay ho.
@ all Indians. Our Jawans only died when retreating from higher posts. Well thanks to Nawaz sharif. Did I mention the IAF pilot taken as POW? Stop day dreaming?
Entire Indian junk is made in Russia and they call it indigenous. We all know that what happened to their "made in India" missile programs of Aakash and Turshul which were land to air missiles. A complete disaster which triggered straight Russian help for their SoA missile programs. Its highly idiotic and ignorance to call these missiles as of Indian design. These Indians here needs to google about its history themselves before commenting like ignorant brats.
Well India started this.
I have just heard from very reliable sources that pakistan has just placed a large order for heat resistance green paint from germany. Expected a paint job and a successful missile trial from pakistan soon.
What a waste of resources for both sides ! Our efforts should be towards making a stronger SAARC bloc and here we are comparing sizes
@Nadeem: I remember kargil and Indian bogus guns. Were halirious
I too remember the dead bodies of Pakistani soldiers left behind, which incidently, the Army refused to accept or acknowledge as this was suppose to tribal uprising !!! The families of those that died never got their closure ! Do you think that was "Hilarious" ??? Idiot !
@Babloo ,Vikas, India,Arijit Sharma,Ravi
OK, OK. Take a breath please. inhale...exhale...repeat few times....
Yes, that is ET I have come to know of....unfortunately
@Nadeem: Those bogus guns nailed your "militants" to their rocks.
@ Nadeem who writes "I remember kargil and Indian bogus guns. Were halirious"
Am sure they must be hilarious for you sitting safely in your mum's room. Ask the jawans of your army who were there how hilarious the howitzers were. Oh wait, you can't ask them - they've all been martyred.
I remember kargil and Indian bogus guns. Were halirious
Pakistan is going to launch few mujahdins in response to it...who can at max reach to Indian borders
@Syed Shah: idiot paki Mullah. worry about ur country. India is growing at 7-8 percent GDP. We have money to do all of things. Sending spacecraft to moon and mars is not just waste. This same technology used for many purposes like defence(accurate and powerfull missiles), civil use(weather forecast, telemedicine, crop forecast, indian land mapping and distance education, developing strong high-technology(Aero-space, space science) etc. Investment in indian space give more return than the investment. Because of space research..our missiles can hit pakistan and china accurately and our satellites can watch day and night pakistan and china troop movements and build-up. Our satellites are of great use at disaster management and masoon preditions. we will building our own space shuttle(RLV-TD), manned spacecraft which will advance science, medicine, bio-technology, nano-tech and many which all have spin-off in civilian areas.
As for as missiles and nuclear weapons concerned, these are defensive weapons. As for as china is concerned it will not able to threaten india anymore as we have reached mutual destructions level. But that is not true with pakistan. Pakistan can't able destroy india(may be worst case 30% or 40%. But there will be no pakistan will be left if india attacks with nukes. By 2020, Indian missile defence will be built, pakistan will not be able do anything to India.
@The Flying Object: NO. It is not a threat to world peace. It is only a threath for whoever sensd us their 'non State actors.'
@feroz: to pakistan politics " remeber India is the worlds largest arms buyer" Eighty billion dollars worth in the next 10 years. Remember, too, India does not go for outright purchase. All such purchases come with technology transfer and part of the order manufactured in India.
@The Flying Object: "Is this not a threat to World Peace?" Have you heard anyone insinuating so? @Sid Taqi: "How sweet it is to be loved by Russia and US at the same time!" That is soft power for you. India is not just a country but a grand idea! An idea the world has always taken a liking to!
@Syed Shah...With the anti ballistic missile shield coming up in Mumbai & Delhi for starters, and covering all major cities in India in the next 8-10 years, all those imported North Korean firecrackers Pakistan has can be used to threaten Nepal/Bangladesh & Srilanka(provided they can actually reach these countries). Also, don't be jealous of India's successful space program which is literally aiming for the moon & mars and will reach there much before Pakistan is capable of even putting a small satellite on its own.
@Sid Taqi: "How sweet it is to be loved by Russia and US at the same time!"
Getting jealous, are we ? After all you do have Taliban and your Stratigic Assets too !
@Syed Shah: Not surprised by your advises. Pretty typical and expected from a clueless and insecured Pakistani. Your words are more of an assurance that you are indeed scared of India.
Bro you are correct they get all there weapons as AID from russia
But Pakistan already have taimur ICBM worth 8000km and india has NONE
How sweet it is to be loved by Russia and US at the same time!
Is this not a threat to World Peace?
@Pakistan politics: " ... Congrats Russia ... "
Will pass that on to the Russians. But I was thinking, what if the Russians called their missiles Hitler or Goebbels - much like Pakistan naming missiles after invaders - Abdali, etc ?
@pakistan politics . its a collaborated missile between INDIA AND RUSSIA it wasnt manufactured in russia but in india with the help of both russia and india. after the brakup of soviet union russia no longer has the capabilities to make a high tech supersonic missile without help and niether does india. russia doesnt donate weapons for free to india unlike USA donates to us(pakistan) . remeber India is the worlds largest arms buyer
India is going places while people have no where to go. There are no roads. If they are there they are so clogged coz alternate routes are not there. And here is a poor country going to the Moon, Mars and every where. With too much emphasis on vanity and so much of expenditure on such useless things which India is never likely ever to use will kill India from within. It will die under its own weight. Give people something. If you hit China it will annihilate India same with Pakistan. Yes you can hit Nepal I guess or Bhutan. Srilanka or Burma.
@pakistan ply - thnx for comments from bottom of my heart , bcos technology is jointly developed by both of us and russia has big share not only in this but also many past projects. This itself shows their ( and also of the world including ur purer than saudi) faith in india that v r not going 2 misuse it. any step in right direction with right country always welcome.
I predict that Pakistan will fire a small cracker in the next few days.
The Indian sepoy in the picture looks confused
My comment will keep on awaiting moderation. One can write anything against Pakistan but to you won't be allowed to write against India here. Wonderful.
@Pakistan This missile was joint venture between India and Russia.All the Electronic equipment was taken care by India and scram jet engine and other things were taken care by Russia. Anyway Pakistanis will never know that.Your missile technology was supplied by North Korea in return for nuke secrets.And what not the so called indigenous JF-17 uses an Russian engine which even the Chinese don't use as it is nothing but a 3rd generation low class fighter.
I hope it wasn't as successful as that.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taXbtHq19NY
Yes , its a joint collaboration of India and Russia and as the name suggests , made up of Indian river name "Brahmaputra" and Russian river "Moscova". The missile is manufactured in India. India does not just buy missiles from China an North Korea and label them made in Pakistan. If In this particular missile, India collaborated with Russia, it openly acknowledges it.