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Ensuring invincibility: BrahMos missile test fired from INS Chennai

Oct 18, 2020 18:23 IST

India on Sunday successfully test fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, the defence ministry said in a statement. The missile hit the target with pin-point accuracy after performing "extremely complex" manoeuvres, officials stated. The missile’s top speed is nearly three times the speed of sound. BrahMos as prime strike weapon will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy,” the statement added. Sunday’s test came days after India test-fired an extended-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile that can hit targets 400 km away. Defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation, BrahMos and the Indian Navy for the successful launch.

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