BrahMos: Indian Navy’s Primary Supersonic Cruise Missile

BrahMos: Indian Navy's Primary Supersonic Cruise Missile
BrahMos: Indian Navy's Primary Supersonic Cruise Missile
BrahMos: Indian Navy's Primary Supersonic Cruise Missile
BrahMos: Indian Navy's Primary Supersonic Cruise Missile

BrahMos: Indian Navy’s Primary Supersonic Cruise Missile

BrahMos: Indian Navy’s Primary Supersonic Cruise Missile

BrahMos: Indian Navy’s Primary Supersonic Cruise Missile

Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar declared that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile would serve as the primary weapon for the Indian Navy, replacing older missile systems procured from foreign nations. In an interview, Admiral Kumar emphasized the missile’s evolution in range, capabilities, and lethality, highlighting its significance for both surface-to-surface and air-to-surface operations. The recent Cabinet Committee on Security approval for a deal on over 200 BrahMos missiles, valued at Rs 19,000 crore, further solidifies the missile’s crucial role. The made-in-India aspect provides independence, repair capabilities, and readily available spares, enhancing its strategic advantage.

Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar

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Indian Navy’s Primary Supersonic Cruise Missile: Strategies & Advantages of BrahMos

Admiral Kumar underscored the strategic advantages of BrahMos, emphasizing its potency and continuous evolution. Being manufactured in India eliminates dependency on external sources and facilitates efficient repairs. The missile’s adaptability and consistent enhancements in range and capabilities contribute to its status as a valuable asset for the Indian Navy.

Indian Navy’s Primary Supersonic Cruise Missile: MSMEs in Defence Manufacturing

During the closing ceremony of the Defence Expo in Pune, Admiral Kumar emphasized the significance of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India’s journey towards self-reliance (Atmanirbharta) in defence manufacturing. He commended the Defence Expo for bringing together various MSMEs, creating an ecosystem that encourages indigenous production. The expo showcased the collaborative efforts of MSMEs, private companies, DRDO laboratories, and Defence Public Sector Units (DPSUs), reflecting India’s strides in achieving self-sufficiency in defence. Over 118 contracts were signed, and several products gained approval, highlighting the crucial role played by MSMEs and startups in advancing India’s defence capabilities.

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