India, Russia Agree to Double the Range of BrahMos Missile- Important (Download PDF)

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The Brahmos missile jointly developed by India and Russia is the deadliest cruise missile in the world- supersonic speed with deadly accuracy and ability to hit targets 290 km away. Missile can be fired from a standoff range without the Indian forces coming under enemy fire.

Benefits of Extending Range

  • Enhance the standoff capability and the operational radius in striking targets of the missile.
  • Major force multiplier to its speed and accuracy.

About BrahMos Missile

  • BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture of India and Russia developed and designed BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.
  • Missile՚s named on two rivers, India՚s Brahmaputra River and Russia՚s Moskva River.
  • Top supersonic promptness of Mach 2.8 is accompanied by carrying capacity of 300 kilogram.
  • Solid fuel and the ramjet liquid propellant form the two stages.
  • It can strike a board at maximum range of 290 km.
BrahMos Missile

What is Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) ?

  • Aim is to restrict the proliferation of missiles, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) , complete rocket systems and related technology for those systems capable of carrying a 500-kilogram payload for at least 300 kms, as well as systems intended for the delivery of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) .
  • Established by G-7 countries in 1987.
  • Informal political understanding and not an official treaty with legally binding obligations.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017


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