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Business News/ News / World/  India-Philippines ties: New Delhi set to deliver BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles tomorrow
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India-Philippines ties: New Delhi set to deliver BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles tomorrow

India to deliver BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to Philippines under USD 375 million deal. Indian Air Force using C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft for delivery. Philippines deploying missile systems amid rising tensions with China in South China Sea.

BrahMos missiles on display during a Republic-Day-parade in New Delhi. (HT file photo)Premium
BrahMos missiles on display during a Republic-Day-parade in New Delhi. (HT file photo)

India is set to deliver the first set of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines as part of the USD 375 million deal between the two sides signed in 2022.

The Indian Air Force is sending its American origin C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft with the missiles to Philippines to deliver the weapon system to the Philippines Marine Corps, defence sources said.

The transportation of systems has also taken place through the sea route where cargo vessels were hired, the sources said.

The export of ground systems for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system along wotvwith the missiles started last month itself, they said.

The Philippines is taking delivery of the missile systems at a time when tensions between them and China have been going up due to the frequent clashes in the South China Sea.

The three batteries of the BrahMos missile system would be deployed by the Philippines in their coastal areas to guard against any threat in the region.

The deal has been cleared with multiple approvals from partner nations in the programme.

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, a joint venture between DRDRO and Russia's Russian Federation's NPO Mashinostroyeniya, is said to be one of the most successful missile programs in the world. Acknowledged as the foremost and swiftest precision-guided weapon on a global scale, BRAHMOS has played a pivotal role in enhancing India's deterrence capabilities.

The Indian Army has integrated multiple BrahMos regiments into its arsenal since 2007. (ANI)

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Published: 18 Apr 2024, 10:12 PM IST
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