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Brahmos missile soon to be in Russian defence services

Press Trust of India
Jul 21, 2012 at 11:36pm IST

Coimbatore: Supersonic cruise missile Brahmos, successfully inducted into the Indian Army and Navy, will soon be deployed by Russian defense services, for which modalities are being worked out, a top official of the Indo-Russian joint venture said on Saturday.

"A high power delegation, led by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, recently visited the company and reviewed and appreciated the induction and progress of Brahmos missiles into the Indian Army and Navy. After discussions, it was decided to induct them into Russian services," A Shivathanu Pillai, CEO and Managing Director of Brahmos Aerospace, told on Saturday night.

The delegation would soon work out modalities to induct them into their services, particularly the Naval fleet, he said.

Brahmos soon to be in Russian defence services

Shivathanu Pillai said plans are afoot to conduct underwater tests of the submarine variant of the missile.

Pillai said plans are afoot to conduct underwater tests of the submarine variant of the missile. If successful, the company would seek the Government's nod for its induction into all services and commercial production, he said.

He said the Defence Research and Development Organisation is in the process of designing and developing various products for the health sector like lightweight calipers and potable critical care ventilator.

"For its further development, surgeons, doctors and scientists must interact and work to indigenously manufacture products and to bring down cost of medical appliances," he said.

Pillai, also Chief Controller, R&D, DRDO, was here to attend the sixth Convocation of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India.

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