BrahMos Missile Deal
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- The Philippine Army is actively pursuing plans to bolster its coastal defence capabilities by acquiring batteries of the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile.
- Negotiations have begun with India’s BrahMos Corporation, and it is expected that orders will be placed later this year.
- The Philippine Navy has already taken a significant step towards enhancing its maritime defence capabilities by ordering three batteries of the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile.
- The missiles are expected to be delivered to the Philippine Marine Corps by December of this year.
- This acquisition is part of the Navy’s efforts to modernize its naval assets and strengthen its coastal defence capabilities.
- The BrahMos missile, known for its high speed and accuracy, will greatly enhance the Philippine Navy’s ability to deter potential threats in the maritime domain.
- The Army intends to deploy these missiles along the country’s coastlines to strengthen its coastal defence roles.
- By leveraging the BrahMos missile’s advanced capabilities, the Philippine Army aims to enhance its ability to protect its territorial waters and critical coastal infrastructure.
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BrahMos Supersonic Missile
Q. India and the Philippines share historical connections through cultural exchanges, including ancient maritime trade routes. Throw light on the potential for expanding defense cooperation between India and the Philippines.