Manmohan Singh visits BarhMos unit
Singh along with Defence Minister AK Antony went round the BrahMos missile plant and showed keen interest on the missile integration procedures, an official at the BrahMos Aerospace said.
Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh on Saturday had a first-hand knowledge on different stages
of the operation of country`s prestigous supersonic cruise
missile `BrahMos` during his brief visit to the BrahMos
Aerospace unit here.
Singh along with Defence Minister AK Antony went round the
BrahMos missile plant and showed keen interest on the missile
integration procedures, an official at the BrahMos Aerospace
“Singh sought to know the various process of missile
assembling and also the expansion programmes of BrahMos
Aerospace,” the official said. He also exchanged pleasantries
with the workers at the plant.
The Company CEO and Managing Director A Sivathanu Pillai
explained to Singh the functioning of different sections in
the unit. Singh was also presented with a computer simulation
on missile launch and other functions of the Unit, the
State Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan was also present
during Prime Minister`s visit to the BrahMos Aerospace Unit,
an Indo-Russian joint venture.
BrahMos cruise missiles with a range of 290 km are
considered to be the fastest now available in the world.
BrahMos Aerospace is a USD 300 million joint venture
between Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) of
India that holds 50.5 per cent stake and Military Industrial
Consortium/MPO Machinostroyenia of Russia the remaining