India successfully test-fires land-attack version of Brahmos missile: Report

India on Tuesday successfully test-fired a land-attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

According to reports, the supersonic cruise missile was testfired at 10 AM and successfully hit its target on another island.

The development comes amid reports that India will carry out “multiple live tests” of the supersonic missile this week.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had test-fired at least 10 missiles in just 35 days amid ongoing tensions across both the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and Line of Control (LoC) with China and Pakistan.

BrahMos is a medium-range supersonic cruise missile and is developed by Brahmos Aerospace, which is a joint venture between DRDO and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya. It can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft or land and has a strike range of over 400 km.