Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicBrahMos cruise missile

Topic: BrahMos cruise missile

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

BrahMos, INS Vikrant have immense capability but also expose India’s short-sightedness

BrahMos units like the one involved in the accidental firing into Pakistan continue to be stationed on the west when such assets should be deployed against China.

3 IAF officers sacked for accidental firing of BrahMos missile into Pakistani territory in March

The three officers were found primarily responsible for the incident — following a court of inquiry — including a commanding officer of the BrahMos unit.

Missiles, malfunctions, nuke myths: Lessons for India, Pakistan from BrahMos mistake

The models for protocols to mitigate nuclear-war risks exist. India and Pakistan must engage in a meaningful conversation needed to learn from the Mian Channu experience.

IAF has a lot to answer on BrahMos firing. It has dented India’s image of being responsible

Military memes, circulated within the armed forces community, have mocked the ‘technical malfunction led to the accidental firing’ claim with a brutality that is unrepeatable here.

Missile accidentally fired ‘during inspection’ at secret IAF base, Pakistan ‘didn’t track’

It’s understood that missile was following correct trajectory, didn’t veer off course, contrary to Pakistani claims, and wasn’t part of an actual firing test.

Profound incompetence, did rogue elements launch missile, Pakistan asks. Wants joint probe

Statement by Pakistan Foreign Office came a day after New Delhi confirmed that a missile had entered Pakistan from India Wednesday due to “accidental firing” caused by “malfunction”.

Accidentally fired missile into Pakistan due to tech glitch, says India. ‘It was BrahMos’

India Friday said malfunction in the ‘course of routine maintenance’ had caused missile to be launched into Pakistan Wednesday. Govt has ordered high-level court of enquiry.

Was it a missile? Was it BrahMos? India probing Pakistani claim of airspace intrusion

Pakistan has claimed a missile without warhead entered its airspace from India. While its description of missile matches that of BrahMos, sources said no projectile was aimed at Pakistan.

India secures 1st export order for BrahMos missiles, signs $375-million deal with Philippines

BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd (BAPL), an India-Russian joint venture, produces supersonic cruise missile BrahMos that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land platforms.

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File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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