BrahMos a bright illustration of bilateral ties: Patrushev
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 17:56
New Delhi: Reviewing the progress of the BrahMos missile, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev on Tuesday termed the joint venture as a "bright illustration" of cooperation between the two countries.

"The JV BrahMos is a bright illustration of successful work of Russian and Indian scientists and designers. It is based on highest trust and respect. I wish great successes in future ventures in further strengthening of Russia-India friendship," he said during a visit to its headquarters here.

Terming the BrahMos as a "remarkable achievement", Patrushev said the joint venture was the best way in which India and Russia can cooperate in high technology defence and aerospace products.

Briefing the Russian official about the project, BrahMos chief Sivathanu Pillai presented the progress made by JV project in the last 10 years and the possible areas for future collaborations.

He added that the missile was already fitted on some of the Indian Navy ships and was being fitted on the next three Talwar Class frigates under construction in Russia.

Pillai said the missile had four fully developed and operational versions and the work on the underwater launch and air version development was under progress.

Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin said the BrahMos project was the "bringing together the best of the brains of the two countries (which) not only brings down the cost but makes the system developed, highly advanced and reliable overtaking other countries."


First Published: Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 17:56

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