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'BRAHMOS missile being modified for Army, Air Force'

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NAGERCOIL (PTI): Steps are being taken to modify the BRAHMOS missile to be used both by the Indian Air Force and Army, Dr A Sivathanu Pillai, Chief Controller R&D, Defence Research and Development Organisation has said.

Efforts are on to develop the supersonic BRAHMOS-2 missile, Pillai, also CEO and MD, BrahMos Aerospace, told reporters here Thursday.

Steps have been taken to manufacture parts of the missile from the Army Research Centre at Thiruvanathapuram and the “first stage” is in progress, he added.

BRAHMOS missile, a joint venture of India and Russia, was well received in the international community and some countries are eager to buy the missile, the DRDO chief controller added.

The missile, last tested in March 2009, hit the bull's eye successfully. BRAHMOS has been inducted in the Indian Army.

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