India-China situation: Indian Navy to acquire 38 BrahMos missiles for new warships

The strength of the Indian Navy is set to grow amid ongoing Indo-China border disputes along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in East Ladakh and ongoing tensions with Pakistan. The Navy will purchase 38 new high-class BrahMos missiles for its new warship.

These missiles can easily pierce any enemy target at a distance of 450 km. If any Sino-Pakistani warship comes across these missiles, they can be targeted by destroying them right in front of their eyes. The missiles will be mounted on the Visakhapatnam class warships under construction by the Indian Navy, which will be in active service in the near future.

A proposal of Rs 1,800 crore for the purchase of another 38 range BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles has been submitted to the defense ministry and is expected to be approved soon, government officials said. The BrahMos will be the warship’s main strike weapon. Many warships are already involved.

The Indian Navy also tested the BrahMos missile from its warship INS Chennai. The missile was launched into the sea at a distance of 400 km. India is also exploring external markets to export supersonic cruise missiles. These missiles have been largely indigenous to DRDO under the PR-10 project.

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Since the establishment of the joint venture between India and Russia, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has become a powerful weapon for the three armed forces, who are using it for a variety of roles. At the same time, last month, the Indian Navy successfully tested a naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Bay of Bengal. These missiles were capable of flying enemy warships from a distance of 300 km. During the test, he was removed from the INS Ranavijay and hit the target in the blink of an eye.