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Indian Navy Tests BrahMos Cruise Missile

Indian Navy successfully fired BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile from a ship for the first time today.

This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from Indian Naval Ship Teg, a guided missile frigate, on a target on land, ministry announced today.

BrahMos missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its anti-ship variant has already been inducted into Indian Navy. Majority of the frontline ships of Indian Navy, like the Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg classes of ships, are capable of firing this missile.

Land-attack variant of BrahMos missile provides Indian naval ships the capability to precisely neutralise selected targets deep inland, far away from coast, from stand-off ranges at sea.

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