Govt inks deal worth Rs 1700 crore to acquire additional Brahmos missiles

JNS: Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) for the acquisition of additional dual-role capable Surface to Surface BrahMos missiles at an overall approximate cost of 1700 Crore rupees under Buy-Indian Category, providing further impetus to Aatmanirbharta in defence manufacture.

Induction of these dual-role capable Missiles is going to significantly enhance the operational capability of Indian Navy fleet assets.

It is worth mentioning that BAPL is a joint venture between India and Russia that is making an important contribution to supplementing the new generation of Surface-to-Surface Missiles with increased range and dual function capabilities for land and anti-ship attacks.

With the active engagement of indigenous industry, this contract will provide a further boost to indigenous manufacturing of essential weapon systems and ammunition.

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