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BrahMos - A bright illustration of India-Russia cooperation: Nikolay Patrushev

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Nikolay Patrushev (L), the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation with Dr. AS Pillai on his visit to the BrahMos Aerospace complex.

NEW DELHI (BNS): The Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolay Patrushev and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India, Alexander Kadakin, visited the BrahMos Complex here on Tuesday.

Dr. A.S. Pillai, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace, explained to the official the progress made by the Joint Venture in the last 10 years and the possible areas for future collaborations between the two partnering countries.

The Russian Security Adviser, who was accompanied by a high level delegation, said that he was delighted by such an "excellent visit" and lauded BrahMos for its remarkable achievement in a short span of time.

"The JV BrahMos is a bright illustration of successful work of Russian & Indian scientists and designers. It is based on highest trust and respect. I wish great successes in future ventures in further strengthening of Russia-India friendship," Patrushev said.

Kadakin said that the BrahMos project is a dream made true by the joint efforts of the Russian and Indian scientists and congratulated the pioneers of BrahMos with its magnificent work.

"Bringing together the best of the brains of the two countries not only brings down the cost but makes the system developed highly advanced and reliable overtaking other countries. BrahMos is on the helm of the world of cruise missiles and is a great tribute to the power of scientific communities of our two nations," said Kadakin.

Dr. Pillai said that the high level visit is highly encouraging for the JV to show more results. He said that BrahMos is already inducted in the Indian Navy in number of Ships and also in the Indian Army. He also mentioned that the first ship being built in Kaliningrad has been installed with Vertical launcher and FCS delivered by BrahMos with ITF launch being planned this year itself as per schedule in Baltic sea. We have now 4 versions- Sea to Sea, Sea to Land, Land to Sea and Land to Land already fully developed and operational. The work on the underwater launch and air version development is under progress, he added.

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