The Government of India has been receiving proposals for Indo-Russian joint venture Brahmos Missile from ASEAN countries, Chile and BRICS partner South Africa, reports Defence News.
The BrahMos has a low budget of $300 million. ASEAN nations have reportedly approached India seeking to purchase major defence and weapon systems, including the Akash and BrahMos missiles.
According to the report, the export of Akash and BrahMos missiles was topping the agenda of talks when 10 ASEAN leaders met during the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi on the eve of India’s Republic Day in 2018.
The report also hints that Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos is also involved in discussions with other countries, including the Philippines, South Korea, Algeria, Greece, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, Singapore, and Bulgaria.
Gulf countries have also expressed interest in buying ‘Akash’ missile designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and produced by defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL).
Countries like the UAE have also expressed interests in both `Made in India’ missiles.
DRDO had reportedly made a presentation for the `Akash’ surface to air missile system to Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy, the UAE Minister of State for Defence Affairs.
The UAE after visiting the BEL facility and meeting with DRDO officials had expressed interest on the indigenous missile systems.
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