Indian Navy successfully test-fires?BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
India had held talks with Vietnam for supply of the BrahMos missile. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
The Indian Navy today successfully test-fired land attack version of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile.
A top navy official said the test-firing yielded desired results.
The test-firing of the missile took place in the Bay of Bengal and it was very successful, the official added.
"This successful maiden firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile has significantly enhanced the prowess of Indian Navy and has placed India into the club of select few nations," Navy spokesperson Capt D K Sharma said.
The BrahMos missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its anti-ship variant has already been inducted into Indian Navy. Land attack variant of Brahmos missile provides Indian naval ships the capability to precisely neutralise selected targets deep inland and far away from coast, from stand-off ranges at sea.
Last month, India had successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile for the first time from an indigenously built Kalvari class submarine, enhancing its "sub-surface" warfare prowess.
(WION with agency inputs)