`Mideast nations seek to acquire BrahMos missiles`

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.

PTI



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

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