India, surrounded by a highly volatile neighbourhood in the subcontinent, is also witnessing rapidly changing power equations and new strategic build-ups across Asia in recent times. With its topmost focus on safeguarding territorial integrity and national sovereignty, New Delhi has steadfastly taken up the task of modernising the country’s Armed Forces in a comprehensive manner.

Indian Army, one of the largest land forces in the world, has strongly defended the country’s land boundaries with utmost diligence, dedication and determination.The artillery power of the Army, the most crucial aspect of its combat capability in the battlefield, has received a major boost with the induction of BRAHMOS – the fastest cruise missile system in the world.

The highly-manoeuvrable BRAHMOS, with its ultimate speed, high precision and devastating firepower, has increased the lethality of the Army’s artillery wing manifold.

The mobile, land-attack BRAHMOS was operationalised in the Indian Army in 2007, making it the only the land force in the world in possession of a supersonic cruise missile system. Today, the Army boasts of BRAHMOS regiments which are deployed across India’s frontier border positions to counter any kind of enemy aggression.

Flying at a break-neck speed of Mach 2.8, the tactical BRAHMOS has established its supremacy as the ultimate weapon of choice in devastating high value enemy assets with pin-point accuracy. The two-stage missile operating on “fire & forget”concept has incredible land-attack and anti-ship strike capability. BRAHMOS has been deployed in the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force (mobile land-attack version) as well.

On 22nd November 2017, BrahMos Aerospace achieved coveted position of being first in the World to integrate & flight test supersonic cruise missile from a fighter aircraft and demonstrated the capability to attack Ships from air, making India the only country to possess the capability of launching supersonic cruise missile from land, sea, sub-sea & air.

The BRAHMOS land-attack cruise missile (LACM), deployed with the Army,has validated its strike power in various modes of operation, including “steep dive”, “top attack”, “target discrimination”, “deep penetration” and “precision attack”,all of which have enabled the Army to take on the enemy in modern, complex war zones.

BrahMos Aerospace, the JV entity between DRDO of India and NPOM of Russia, is currently working on the development of yet another superior variant of BRAHMOS LACM which would have a “near vertical dive and surround attack” capability. The new BRAHMOS Block-IV, as it would be called,will have the power to strike off an enemy position from top, at an angle of 90-degree, thus rendering immense flexibility to the Army’s combat potentiality.

The universal BRAHMOS with its “multi-role, multi-platform, multi-mission” attributes has also emerged as the foremost weapon system for modern-day network-centric warfare operations.

As the Indian Army enhances its net-centric warfare capability alongside the Navy and the Air Force, BRAHMOS has clearly emerged as the “ultimate game changer” in any possible battles India could fight tomorrow.

BrahMos Aerospace congratulates Indian Army on the 70th Army Day.

Salute to the Indian Army

On 15 January 1949, Lieutenant General K M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. Every year, we celebrate this day in honour of our Army. A firm proponent of its own motto, ‘Service Before Self’, the Indian Army is the world’s biggest volunteer army and also the third biggest army in the world. Here the FPJ acknowledge the contribution of the Army to the country.