New Delhi: India conducted a successful test of surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Tuesday.
This test was part of a series of planned trials of the BrahMos missile, which is known for its precision strike capabilities.
According to official sources, the range of the new land-attack version of the BrahMos missile has increased to 400 kilometres from the previous 290 km. However, the speed of the missile has been maintained at 2.8 Mach, which is almost three times the speed of sound.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy are scheduled to carry out separate test-firing of the new version of the air-launched and naval versions of the Brahmos missile over the next few days.
Tuesday's test was carried out at ten in the morning and the missile successfully hit its target. This test was done by the Indian Army. The army consists of several regiments of the missile system developed by the DRDO.
India engaged in increasing military power
India is engaged in increasing its military strength amid the ongoing tension along the borders with China and Pakistan.
India is continuously testing cruise and ballistic missiles. More tests have been done within the last two to three months than used to be in a whole year earlier.