IAF Tests BrahMos Missile; Su-30 MKI Fighter Takes Off From Punjab, Destroys Target Deep In The Indian Ocean: ReportBrahMos-A armed Su-30MKI moments before the launch of the missile.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) today test-fired an air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Su-30MKI fighter.

The fighter, which took off from an IAF base in Punjab, struck a target deep in the Indian Ocean using the cruise missile, reports say.

A target was hit deep in the Indian Ocean, nearly 4,000 km away, India Today reported, adding that this was “by far the longest [BrahMos] mission”.

The Su-30 MKI fighter was refueled mid-air during its journey to the point from which the 300-km range missile was to be launched towards the target.

This is the third BrahMos missile test in the last two months.

Earlier this month, Indian Navy’s indigenous stealth destroyer INS Chennai had test-fired a naval version of the missile in the Arabian Sea.

In September, the Defence Research and Development Organisation had successfully test-fired extended range version of the missile.

More details awaited.

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