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India test-fires supersonic BrahMos missile
March 05, 2008 19:03 IST
A ship-to-shore version of the supersonic BrahMos missile was successfully test-fired in the Andamans on Wednesday.
The Defence Ministry announced that the missile with a range of more than 290 km was launched from the deck of the Russian acquired missile destroyer INS Rajput and precisely hit a land target in one of the islands.
"The missile met all mission parameters and the test has established the sea to land capability of the formidable weapon system," a spokesman said.
This was the 15th test of the missile jointly developed by
The induction of BrahMos has already begun in the Navy as well as Army. Defence Research and Development
Organisation is now developing air-to-ground and submarine-launched version of the missile. Defence Minister A K Antony congratulated the naval team as well as scientists for the success of the ship-to-land version of the missile.