Export of BrahMos only after meeting our requirements: India

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 00:24

New Delhi: Government today said it will
export the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic
Cruise missile to friendly countries taking into account the
security needs of the two nations.

"The Inter-Governmental Agreement signed by the two
governments stipulates that the missile will be inducted in
the armed forces of the India and Russia and also will be
exported to friendly countries," Defence Minister A K Antony
said replying to a question in the Lok Sabha.

He said India in consultation with Russian government
will export BrahMos cruise missile to friendly countries
taking into account the security needs of the both countries.

Antony said presently, the missiles are being produced
for meeting requirements of the Indian Army, Navy and Air
Force on priority and "export will start only after meeting
minimum requirements of the country".

The Minister said the two countries have also signed
an agreement on the missile which has been approved by the
Indo-Russian Inter-Governmental Commission for Military
Technical Cooperation.

Answering another query on missiles, Antony said there
was no plan to accept the conditions of Missile Technology
Control Regime (MTCR).


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First Published: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 00:24

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