“In connection with India’s accession to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), Russia and India have agreed to increase the range of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile over 300 kilometers. A proposal was made to undertake joint technical development work to increase the range over 300 kilometers, ”the minister said in response to a request from deputies of the country's parliament.
The MTCR is a voluntary association of 35 countries created in 1987 g to “reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation weapons by monitoring the supply of equipment and technologies that contribute to the development of nuclear weapons delivery systems, ”explains the agency. India joined the union in July of this year.
According to the provisions of the MTCR, “for missile systems with 300 range and more kilometers and 500 payloads and more kilograms and their subsystems, there is a presumption of“ refusal (supply) as a rule ”, as well as an absolute ban on the transfer of production capacity for this category” .
The BrahMos is a two-stage rocket with a range of up to 290 km. During the entire flight, it maintains supersonic speed. Flight altitude - from 10 m to 15 km. Carries a conventional warhead weighing from 200 to 300 kg.