In accordance with the “Buy-Indian” policy, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL) signed a contract on Thursday for the purchase of additional dual-role capable surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles at an overall approximate cost of ₹ 1700 Crore.
Importance of dual-role capable surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles
- The introduction of these dual-role capable missiles will considerably improve the operational capability of the fleet assets of the Indian Navy (IN), according to a statement from the Defense Ministry.
- The primary armament of Indian Navy warships, BrahMos has been installed on practically all of its surface platforms.
- Additionally, a submerged version is being created, which will be utilised by Indian submarines as well as offered for export to friendly other countries.
- The BAPL, a joint venture (JV) between India and Russia, is noteworthy because it significantly contributes to the creation of new surface-to-surface missiles (SSMs) by giving them improved range and dual-role capabilities for land and anti-ship operations.
- The ministry added that with the active involvement of indigenous companies, this deal will further increase domestic production of vital weapons and ammunition.
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