India test-fires Brahmos missile
NEW DELHI: India test-fired a Brahmos supersonic cruise missile on Sunday, marking the end of the experimental phase of the missile being jointly developed with Russia, a defence spokesman said.
The missile was fired from the Chandipur test range on India’s east coast. “The test of the army version of the missile was successful. Earlier tests were experimental. This is the first of the production series to be tested,” the spokesman said. The sea-and air-launched missile, named after India’s Brahmaputra River and Russia’s Moscow River, has a range of 290 kilometres and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg. reuters