Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted: "Formidable Supersonic Cruise Missile Brahmos was successfully flight tested at 8:42 AM today at Pokhran test range, Rajasthan. The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy."
The fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world--the Brahmos-- created history on Wednesday when it was successfully test-fired for the first time from an Indian Air Force's Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft against a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.
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The fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world–the Brahmos– created history on Wednesday when it was successfully test-fired for the first time from an Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft against a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal. The missile was not launched directly from the aircraft, rather it was dropped from under its fuselage. The missile’s two-stage engine then fired up propelling it towards the target at supersonic speeds. "India creates a world record and completes Supersonic Cruise Missile Triad by successfully testing #BRAHMOS #ALCM from Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft. Smt @nsitharaman congratulates Team Brahmos & @DRDO_India for this historic achievement," Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's office tweeted.