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NEW DELHI: The former President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, on Sunday asked the BrahMos Aerospace to develop an advanced version of the BrahMos cruise missile to maintain India's leadership in the field.
“You should develop a hypersonic version of BrahMos which can be reused... meaning that the missile should be able to deliver its payload and return to base. This will help in maintaining our leadership in this arena,” he said at a function to mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of BrahMos missile.
India is the only country to have a supersonic cruise missile developed in a joint venture with Russia.
BrahMos Aerospace CEO and Managing Director A. Sivathanu Pillai said BrahMos was a unique missile that could be configured for multiple types of platforms on land and sea and underwater against different types of land and sea targets. “Its competitor is yet to be born. Its speed and devastating power has made it unparalleled.”
The missile system has been inducted in the Army and the Navy. — PTI
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