New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India that has been carrying out a spate of missile tests over the last three months tested the Army version of the BrahMos supersonic missile on Tuesday. The test was conducted at Andaman-Nicobar Islands, under the supervision of Indian Army officials. Tests of naval and air force versions of this supersonic missile are scheduled to be held in the Andaman-Nicobar Islands, in the next few days.
The surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles are already inducted in the Indian defence forces. Currently, BrahMos missiles have been deployed on the LAC at Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. The analysts are claiming that despite this, the tests of the army version of the missile, in Andaman-Nicobar becomes very important. BrahMos was launched from a mobile launcher, from one of the islands in the Andaman-Nicobar Islands group, at 10 am on Tuesday.
The missile capable of changing direction by 90o hit the target on another island with precision. DRDO, as well as the Indian Army, has not revealed the distance, at which the target was located. This test shows that the airbases, military headquarters, highways and important installations can be targeted easily. There will be no need to send fighter jets near the enemy border.
Before this, the Indian Army and DRDO created a sensation with the test of BrahMos, with a range of 400 kilometres. BrahMos, the fastest deployed missile in the world, is said to be very difficult to target. It is being said that the range of BrahMos will be increased to 1,500 kilometres in the times to come.