Defence ministry inks deal for dual role Surface-to-Surface BrahMos missile


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New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Thursday signed a contract with BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd (BAPL) for the acquisition of additional dual-role capable surface- to-surface BrahMos missiles at an overall approximate cost of Rs 1700 crores. Continuing with its focus on self-reliance in the defence manufacturing sector, the Union ministry signed a deal to acquire surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles capable of being used additionally in a dual role. The deal was signed under the “Buy-Indian” Category at an estimated cost of Rs 1700 crores, a defence ministry statement said. Earlier this year, in March, India had successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface cruise...