Proud day for India: BrahMos missile export deal with Philippines finalized
New Delhi : January 28, 2022 is a proud day for India as the country got its first order for exporting BrahMos missiles to Philippines as BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd (BAPL) signed a USD 374 million contract with Philippines' Defence Ministry.
BrahMos Missiles are made under a joint venture of India and Russia; they can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or from land platforms.
The USD 374 million contract is to supply shore-based anti-ship BrahMos missiles to the Philippines' Navy, the military officials noted.
In a statement, the Defence Ministry said: "The BAPL (BrahMos Aerospace) signed a contract with the Department of National Defence of the Republic of Philippines on January 28, 2022, for supply of shore-based anti-ship missile system to Philippines."
"The BAPL (BrahMos Aerospace) is a joint venture company of the Defence Research and Development Organisation. The contract is an important step forward for Government of India's policy of promoting responsible defence exports," it added.
India is currently using the BrahMos Missiles at India-China border, also known as LAC in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.