`Mideast nations seek to acquire BrahMos missiles`
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 15:24
Abu Dhabi: Several Middle Eastern countries seek to acquire the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, an Indian official has said.

The UAE crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahayan, visited the BrahMos Aerospace exhibition stand, CEO and Managing Director of BrahMos Aerospace, Dr Sivathanu Pillai said at the 10th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2011).

Pillai demonstrated him different types of BrahMos missiles.

Many countries have shown interest in acquiring BrahMos missiles, including several Middle East states, he said.

The terms of the Russian-Indian inter-governmental agreement on cooperation allow India to export BrahMos missiles. But the Russian-Indian joint venture will export them only to friendly countries, he added.

Pillai also said the BrahMos stand had been visited by the delegation of the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry.


First Published: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 15:24

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