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Indian Navy carries out successful precision strike by BrahMos missile

Published on March 06, 2023
Current Context: The Indian Navy launched the BrahMos missile with an indigenous Seeker and Booster designed by DRDO from a ship in the Arabian Sea on 5th March 2023. The missile hit its target with high accuracy and demonstrated its capability as a supersonic cruise missile with a range of over 400 km.
Indian Navy carries out successful precision strike by BrahMos missile
  • The Navy said the test was a major milestone towards self-reliance and showcased India's technological prowess in defence sector.
  • The missile was launched from INS Chennai, a stealth guided missile destroyer of the Indian Navy
  • The test was part of a series of trials conducted by the Navy to validate the operational effectiveness of the weapon system
  • The BrahMos missile is a joint venture between India and Russia and is capable of striking targets on land, sea and air with high precision
  • The missile was fired as part of a series of trials conducted by all three services to validate the BrahMos weapon system's operational effectiveness
  • The missile has a top speed of Mach 2.8 (nearly three times the speed of sound) and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg
  • The missile can be launched from multiple platforms such as land, sea, air and under water
  • The missile is named after two rivers: Brahmaputra in India and Moskva in Russia


Q.1 What are the two components of the BrahMos missile that were designed by DRDO?
a. Seeker and Booster
b. Warhead and Launcher
c. Guidance and Control
d. Propulsion and Navigation
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