BrahMos Missile: Self-reliant India Mission has been in a lot of headlines these days. India has made a lot of missiles and weapons under the self-reliant India mission. India is making a lot of progress in the matter of missiles and weapons.
At some point in time, under the Congress rule, India used to depend on other countries for arms.
But now India has progressed so much that many countries are now showing interest in India's weapons.
India's BrahMos cruise missile is also called the country's Brahmastra. BrahMos cruise missile is the only supersonic cruise missile inducted in any armed force.
The BrahMos cruise missile is so special that even China's own S-400 air defence system cannot harm it.
Atul Dinkar, CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace says that along with Western countries, many NATO countries have also shown their interest in buying the BrahMos cruise missile.
The first contract to sell BrahMos missiles to India was done by the Ministry of Defence of the Philippines.
BrahMos missile is a supersonic cruise missile. BrahMos missile is made jointly by India and Russia. There was an agreement between India and Russia in 1998 to make BrahMos missiles.
The Indian Army got the BrahMos missile for the first time in 2007.
There is very little time between the launch of the BrahMos missile and its impact on the target's location, so it is difficult to intercept it by any air defence system.
BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles can be launched from anywhere. BrahMos missile can easily hit up to 300-400 km.
The maximum speed of a BrahMos missile is more than 3 Mach i.e. BrahMos missile is capable of hitting almost three times faster than the speed of sound.
The BrahMos missile is capable of hitting even the smallest of targets with precision even in populated urban areas.
The BrahMos missile has a length of 8.4 meters, a width of 0.6 meters and weighs 3,000 kilograms.
The BrahMos missile can carry an explosive weighing up to 300 kg. The technology of BrahMos missile can be useful for all armies.