June 22nd, 2007
India today became the first country in the world to get a supersonic surface-to-surface cruise missile, BrahMos, officially inducted into active service (IE Report). The President handed over a replica of the missile at a function in Delhi to Army Chief General J J Singh to mark the commencement of delivery (President’s address & photos). The actual delivery will start next month, a whole year ahead of schedule. BrahMos is a joint venture between India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia who have created the BrahMos Aerospace company to commercially sell their missiles. GlobalSecurity.org has a good article on BrahMos.