India Successfully Flight Tests BrahMos Cruise Missile

On March 22, India conducted a successful test fire of its BrahMos cruise missile. The test took place at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan, northwest India, and used a missile fitted with an indigenously developed seeker rather than the standard Russian-supplied variant. The BrahMos was fired from a transporter-erector-launcher (TEL). Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman applauded the test, tweeting: “The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy.” The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia. It has an extended range of up to 400 km.