Russia, India Positively Asses Work of Supersonic BrahMos Cruise Missile

India's supersonic Brahmos cruise missiles


Moscow and New Delhi positively asses work of the Indo-Russian supersonic BrahMos cruise missile and a fifth-generation fighter plane, the Russian Defense Ministry press service said Monday.

 The BrahMos short-range supersonic missile, developed by Russia and India, has been in use by the Indian Navy since 2005. The missile has a range of 180 miles and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 660 pounds.

“The sides positively assessed the progress of work on the design of a promising multifunctional fighter aircraft and a multi-purpose cargo aircraft, a licensed production of Su-30MKI fighters and T-90S tanks, the implementation of the program for the creation and production of BrahMos missiles…,” the press service said after the meeting of a Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation.

The sides also exchanged views on the current state and future prospects of Russian-Indian military cooperation.

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