India Successfully Test-Fires Land-Attack Version Of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile Off Odisha Coast  Land based version of the BrahMos missile (Representative Image) (RAVEENDRAN/AFP/GettyImages)

India on Tuesday (17 December) successfully test-fired supersonic cruise missile BrahMos off the Odisha coast.

The land-attack version of the missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher at Launch Complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore in the morning, said defence sources.

The sources said that the trial of the surface-to-surface missile was successful as it hit the given target.

The fastest supersonic cruise missile is capable of being launched from submarines, ships, fighter jets or land, the sources added.

BrahMos is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia.

India had earlier also conducted a successful test-firing of the missile on 30 September. On 22 October, the Indian Air Force carried out twin firing of the supersonic cruise missile at Trak island in the Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands.

The BrahMos, with a strike range of 290 km, is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world.

(With inputs from IANS)

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