India tests BrahMos cruise missile
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India tests BrahMos cruise missile

Over 3,000 people living near a defence base in Orissa's Balasore district were evacuated as a supersonic BrahMos cruise missile is likely to be tested in the area today, an official said.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2010 11:40 IST

The country on Thursday test fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a military base in Orissa, defence sources said.

The missile was tested from the Integrated Test Range of Chandipur in Balasore, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar, the sources said.

India and Russia are jointly designing the BrahMos missile, which is capable of carrying conventional warheads up to 200-300 kg and has a range of 290 km. The missile is named after the Brahmaputra (India) and Moskva (Russia) rivers.

First Published: Dec 02, 2010 09:01 IST