India Moves To Reduce Its Reliance On Russia’s Defence Imports


India is reducing its dependence on Russia for critical defence programs, with the joint venture BrahMos missile set to be guided by a locally-developed target tracking device in the next year.

India’s defence scientists have developed a new indigenous system that identifies missile targets to replace the Russian-developed seeker on all future BrahMos, Sudhir K. Mishra, the chief executive officer of BrahMos Aerospace said.

“Our objective is to make use of the Indian seeker on all future BrahMos missiles,” Mishra said in an interview on the sidelines of India’s defence show, DefExpo, on Wednesday in Chennai. “The Russians say if the Indians supply a cheaper, cost-effective and reliable seeker, then let us take it from India.” Read More…

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