Taking a huge leap in the military export area, India is all set to sell its advanced cruise missile system BrahMos to 15 countries.
Each Indian warship is equipped with eight or 16 BrahMos missiles each. Plans are on to equip smaller vessels with sets of two or four missiles each.
INS Rajput firing a BrahMos missile Wikimedia
It has been revealed that the government wants the production to be sped up so that India can sell BrahMos to at least five buyers, namely Vietnam, Brazil, Indonesia, Chile and South Africa, who recently expressed their interest in buying the technology.
The countries include Philippines,Thailand, Malaysia and UAE.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi shaking hands with Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung. Getty
Reports now claim that though 2011 deal didn’t follow through, India is now considering a proposal to offer Vietnam a battleship armed with BrahMos missiles instead of just offering them a missile battery.