India delivers the first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to Philippines

Shivani Arora

India delivered the first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to Philippines on Friday. In January 2022, Philippines fixed a $375-million deal with India for three batteries of shore-based, anti-ship variant of the BrahMos. With this, Phillipines becomes the first export customer for the joint venture missile between India and Russia.

The first batch was delivered onboard transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force which landed in Philippines on Friday afternoon. The delivery comes amid the showdown between Philippines and China in the South China Sea which has been ongoing for the last few months and will significantly augment the defensive posture of the Philippines armed forces once the systems are operationalised.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated countrymen after India delivered the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines.Addressing a rally in Domah, PM Modi said, “Now we are also exporting BrahMos missiles. The first batch of this missile is going to the Philippines today. I congratulate all the countrymen on this.”

About BrahMos Missile

The BrahMos is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, fighter aircraft. It is a joint venture between the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Russian Federation’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya, who together have formed BrahMos Aerospace. The name of BrahMos formed from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.

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