The dedicated and synergetic efforts of the IAF, Indian Navy, DRDO, BAPL and HAL have been instrumental in achieving this feat," read an official statement from the Ministry of Defence.
According to the Indian Air Force announcement, a Court of Inquiry (Col) had been set up to establish the facts of the case, including fixing responsibility for the incident.
The agreement was signed by Atul Dinkar Rane on behalf of Brahmos Aerospace and Philippines Defence Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana on behalf of his government in Manila. Indian Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu Kumaran was present to physically represent the Indian side at the event.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said that Brahmos supersonic cruise missile with increased indigenous content and improved performance was test-fired at 10.30 a.m.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was also present at the function, said that the new BrahMos Missile production unit will increase employment in the state
BrahMos, as ‘prime strike weapon’, will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy.
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is a medium-range ramjet missile capable of being launched from submarines, ships, fighter jets or land ie can be fired from land, sea and air as well.
“Yes, we are discussing the localisation of S-400 production with India,” diplomatic sources said.
The launch was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting a land target.