India set to export BrahMos to SE Asia & Gulf regions
With a number of South East Asian and the Gulf countries expressing an interest in BrahMos, India is all set to commence the export of this supersonic cruise missile later this year. A joint venture product of India and Russia, BrahMos is touted to be the world’s deadliest missile system. Some of India’s South-East Asian counterparts that have expressed an interest in the missile include Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore & Indonesia.
What is particularly striking about this development is that it will be the first time that India will lock an export deal in the defence sector. However, actual exports are taking time to materialise, owing to the budgetary considerations and pending government-to-government approval.