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India successfully test fires BrahMos missile

India successfully test fired the extended-range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos with an indigenous booster from a test facility off the Odisha coast.

The missile with a strike range of about 400 km was launched from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore district, Odisha.

BrahMos is an India-Russia joint venture which has collaborated on a range of missles.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted on the successfully test-fires BrahMos missile: “Congratulations to Team @DRDO_India and  @BrahMosMissile for the successful flight testing of #BRAHMOS Supersonic Cruise Missile with Indigenous Booster and Air Frame for designated range. This achievement will give a big boost to India’s #AtmaNirbharBharat Pledge”.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik too tweeted: "Congratulate @DRDO_India on the successful test-firing of an extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The missile with an indigenous booster will further strengthen India's defence capability."

It is the second time that the extended-range version of BrahMos has been test-fired. The missile can be installed on ships, submarines, aircraft and ground vehicles..