BrahMos cruise missile successfully test-fired from Pokhran

Pokhran: India on Thursday successfully test fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with an indigenous seeker at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter and congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the successful fight test while stating how it will be a further boost for the country’s security.

The successful test comes after the recent milestone for BrahMos, which was in November — flight-tested first time from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.

The air-launched variant of the BrahMos was test fired from a Sukhoi-30 combat jet to enhance the precision strike capability of the air force.

The BrahMos missile has been jointly developed with Russia and is named after the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva.