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BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile Successfully Test-Fired

Published on October 01, 2019
Current context: Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the coast of Odisha on 1st October 2019.
BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile Successfully Test-Fired 
  • BRAHMOS is a medium range, supersonic cruise missile, made with a joint venture of DRDO, India and Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroyeniya.
  • The name BrahMos is formed from combining the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.
  • It can be fired both from land, aircraft, ships as well as sea- based platforms or submarines, with a strike range of 290km.
  • It is currently under testing phase for submarine-launched versions and the land-launched and ship-launched versions are already in service.
  • The first extended version of the missile, having a strike range of 450 Kilometres was successfully tested on 11th March 2017.


Q.1 The BRAHMOS missile, which is a joint venture between India and Russia, has been named after?
a. Brahmaputra and Moskva river
b. God Brahma and Mosya
c. An earlier used Russian Cruise Missile
d. Indian Navy’s decommissioned Ship

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