India kicks off multiple 'live tests' of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday kicked off what will be multiple operational firings of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile this week, in yet another hard-nosed display of its precision-strike capabilities amidst the ongoing military confrontation with China in eastern Ladakh.
The first “live missile test” of the 290-km range BrahMos, which is a deadly conventional (non-nuclear) weapon that flies almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8, was conducted by the Army in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago at about 10 am on Tuesday.
Similar tests will be carried out by the Navy and IAF also in the Indian Ocean Region this week. “The requisite advance warnings to aircraft and ships in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal have been issued,” said a defence ministry source.
The tests come even as BrahMos land-attack missile batteries have already been deployed in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh, along with tanks, howitzers, surface-to-air missiles and other weapons, as part of the overall military readiness posture against China. Similarly, some Sukhoi-30MKI fighters armed with BrahMos missiles are also deployed in airbases closer to the Line of Actual Control.
Sources say work is also underway to make the enhanced version of BrahMos with a strike range of almost 450-km, which has been successfully tested three to four times, operational as soon as possible. Moreover, India and Russia are also getting set to test a new version of BrahMos, with 800-km range, by middle of next year.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/p/51387.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Modi hai tho Mumkin hai! Without Modiji's active involvement none of these are possible. He has certainly provided a boost to the Make in India initiative. Hats off really.
Congrats! Isro , Army & BJP
Modi ji is moving fast. Indian are thankful to him for his efforts to develop India.
Indian are fortunate only after 70 years of their Independence when a Prime Minister like Narendra Modi is at the helm of the country and trying his best to develop the country in all directions, simultaneously.
Pappus Aas Washer
90% of Border issues can be solved by firing a bullet in the aas of corrupt antinational congressi netas
Pappus Aas Washer
B1oody corrupt antinational congress used to spend all the defence money for their selfish loot
Modi go nment is moving too fast for making our defence forces self reliance in all respect to take on super powers of the world in general and China in particular.
Hindustan has to work strategically with USA Australia Japan to fight China and Islamic Jihad of Terrorist country Pakistan
Here is the big difference between BJP and Congress, congress was busy making money through kickbacks for the dynasty and Modi Ji busy working for the motherland. Jai Hind! Jai Bharat!
Ten more years of Modi's Leadership will make India a Superpower.
Yes, NAMO is on Job to Strengthen the Indian Armed Force for safety of Nation had there been UPA Govt, they had No money for such Programs only Money go to Swiss Banks.
Enough of display of military power. Now we need brahmos like bringing up of economy! Without proper economic power, military power will be useless!
Biranchi Narayan Acharya
Good. China and Pakistan should think wisely before doing any misadventure against India.
This proves strong leadership is must for any country. DRDO has been in India since pre-independence but it was not allowed to express their potential by the congress govt even they were able to work on many projects.
I don't see any anti BJP comments here... because even Haters know that Modi deals with iron fist, when it comes to deal with China and Pakistan
What is use? Everyday India is loosing soldiers on the border with terrorist Pak. Just use on them first! Otherwise they are useless.
Boon of hard work scientist. Keep it up