In what can be seen as a big boost to the Indian Armed Forces and a direct warning to the enemies, the Indian Air Force successfully fired two Supersonic BrahMos Surface to Surface Missiles on October 21 and October 22 as a part of their routine operational training. The missiles were fired from the Trak Island in Andaman and Nicobar group of islands.
The Indian Air Force also shared a video of the successful firing of the twin BrahMos Missiles on their official Twitter handle.
02 BrahMos Surface to Surface missiles were fired by IAF at Trak Island in the Andaman Nicobar group of islands on 21 & 22 Oct 19. The twin firings have been carried out as a part of the routine operational training. pic.twitter.com/i95AS0XMXm— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) October 22, 2019
The twin firings by the Air Force were carried out as a part of their routine operational training. The twin missiles achieved an on-point direct hit on the desired mock targets close to 300 km away. With the successful firing and sharp accuracy of the twin missiles, IAF's power to engage with the on-ground target has strengthened.
The missile engaged the designated mock targets close to 300 Km away. A direct hit on the target was achieved in both cases. The firing of the missile has enhanced IAFs capability to engage the grounds targets with pinpoint accuracy from a mobile platform.— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) October 22, 2019
On September 30, the RrahMos supersonic missile consisting of the Indian propulsion system, airframe, power supply, and other major indigenous components was successfully test-fired at 10.20 am. The launch was revealed via a press release issued by the Ministry of Defence. The missile was launched from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha. The full 290 km range of BRAHMOS was tested positively. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the BrahMos Aerospace had jointly carried out the test-fire earlier last month.
Back in February 1998, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam signed an inter-governmental agreement with Russia's Deputy Defence Minister. As a result, a joint entity called 'BrahMos Aerospace' was created between the two countries. The Aerospace aimed at building the world's only supersonic cruise missile system. Initially, while India held a 50.5% share in the venture, the other stake was with Russia. BRAHMOS saw its first-ever successful launch on June 21, 2001. Post the 2001 launch, it was operationalised in the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force.