The BrahMos Missiles developed jointly by India and Russia are likely to be inducted in the Russian navy, said CEO of BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited, A Sivathanu Pillai. He was addressing the press on the sidelines of the seventh international congress of the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI) in the city on Saturday.
Pillai said Dmitry Rogozin, Russian deputy prime minister, had visited the BrahMos complex in New Delhi a few days ago and had hailed BrahMos as a model of collaboration not only in technology but in politics as well. Pillai said the BrahMos missiles, which have been hailed for its accuracy and capability, may be adapted by the Russian navy in the near future. This was not the case earlier since the defence priorities of India and Russia were different, Pillai said. However, BrahMos, which has production plants in both the countries, are not planning to export the missiles, he said. There is also a plan to develop a new version of the missile, which can be deployed in submarines. These will be tested underwater in the coming months.
Later, addressing the AMASI conference Pillai said that defence agencies including the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have shown that they could help develop equipments and technologies in health care. DRDO in collaboration with IIT Delhi had come out with a knee joint which was composite, light and flexible. This model was lighter and cheaper than what was made conventionally. Around 40,000 models were distributed till date, he said. They are also working on other projects where they could develop technologies for developing 2D CT scan and 3D CT scan pictures. This would help doctors, he said. Similarly, nano bio medical sensors could help detect cancer and AIDS at early staged, he said.
Asian Defence News