By Staff Correspondent
Providing further impetus to Aatmanirbharta in defence production, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) signed a contract today 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 ₹1700 Crore under ‘Buy-Indian’ Category. The induction of these dual-role capable Missiles is going to significantly enhance the operational capability of Indian Navy (IN) fleet assets.
It is notable that BAPL is a Joint Venture (JV) between India and Russia making a crucial contribution to augmenting the new generation of Surface-to-Surface Missiles (SSMs) with enhanced range and dual role capability for land as well as anti-ship attacks. This contract is going to give a further boost to indigenous production of the critical weapon system and ammunition with the active participation of indigenous industry.