Negotiations with the Philippines are in the final stages for the sale of the Indo-Russian BrahMos Missile. This sale is through government to government route and will be the first ever to an ASEAN nation.
The two countries have been in discussions for the sale of the supersonic cruise missile for years, as Philippines has been making efforts to ramp up its naval strength in the South China Sea, even as China continues its bullying tactics. The formal contract is expected to be sealed soon.
The first time the announcement of possible export of the supersonic cruise missile to the Philippines was made by the Russian Deputy Chief of Mission Roman Babushkin in 2020.
He had told the media that the first export of the BrahMos will be to the Philippines.