Vietnaam flexing muscles on Indian steriods.
The BrahMos Aerospace —the Indo-Russian joint venture that has developed the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile — is keen to sell the missile to Vietnam with which India is developing a strong strategic relationship, sources have confirmed
However, the Indian government’s approval will have to be taken for any such acquisition.
Sources also confirmed that Vietnam is already on a list of about 15 “friendly countries” — that was decided by a joint Indo-Russian supervisory council — to whom the BrahMos missile can be sold.
“Informal talks are on but no concrete proposal has been made as yet,” a source who did not want to be identified, told this newspaper. “Any acquisition of the BrahMos missile will be of immense value to Vietnam and will boost its defence preparedness,” sources said.
So far, the BrahMos missile has not been sold to any third country although a few have already evinced interest in acquiring it.
In a move that signalled the importance of strategic ties between India and Vietnam in the wake of increased Chinese military assertion in Asia, defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma had also recently begun an official visit to Vietnam. India is set to offer naval facilities for training and capacitybuilding to Vietnam.
Posted on February 7, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
I remember Vietnaam proclaiming that if India gives handful of Brahmos to Vietnaam, Vietnaam will corner China from all disputed areas within one month.
actually brahmos are the most pinpoint accurate cruise misslies developed till date… it does not means anything if ur missile strikes a 100 meter apart from designated point… indian scientist took over both quality(CEP is pinpoint) and quantity(warhead capacity high as with regards to other)
the best part is that they have nuclear tipped it and they have probably sorted out a way to deliver it via mighty and unchallengeable su30 MKI fighter. The entire plaaf will be destroyed before they can blink their eyes!!
India needs to sell brahmos missiles to Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines & japan to counter china.
when Pakistan missile have Chinese origin why cant India makes it presence felt in the SE Asian region.