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NI: Indian BrahMos missiles in the Himalayas considered a threat to China


The deployment of Indian BraMos cruise missiles in the Himalayas has become a factor of tension between India and China, writes The National Interest. The reason, apparently, is the high technical characteristics of this weaponswhich is extremely difficult to defend against.

India, by deploying supersonic missiles at the border, has clearly exceeded its self-defense needs, which poses a serious threat to the Chinese provinces of Tibet and Yunnan. [...] Deployment of BrahMos rockets will inevitably increase antagonism in Sino-Indian relations and will have a negative impact on stability in the region

- NI quotes the Chinese departmental newspaper People’s Liberation Army.

The BraMos cruise missile of the joint Russian-Indian development has a combination of high speed, destructive kinetic energy when it hits the target, and also the ability to dodge maneuvers in the final approach phase. Only air defense / missile defense systems of a modern combat ship can intercept such weapons. In particular, the publication claims that, according to some studies, the destroyer Arly Burke is not able to repel the attack of more than 12 of such missiles at a time.

In addition, it is assumed that BrahMos is also effective against stationary ground targets, such as command posts and radar installations. Obviously, this is precisely what Beijing is concerned about in the case of the Himalayas.

India is deploying mobile launchers in Arunachal Pradesh, and the new BraMos Block III missiles are reportedly suitable for hitting targets on mountain slopes, which is a clear threat to China.
Photos used:
BrahMos: Cruise Missile / Facebook

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  1. Tusv
    Tusv 15 November 2019 11: 43
    What is in your name? Moscow Brahmaputra. And Indian dance and Russian brain. Involuntarily you will be worried. And just an Indian assembly of Onyx.
    And if you dig further. That is a simple semiprecious stone in their garden
  2. New Year day
    New Year day 15 November 2019 11: 55
    I will not say about the Himalayas, but the world is really tense
    1. Far East
      Far East 15 November 2019 12: 01
      Chinese "world"
    2. Alexander Petrov1
      Alexander Petrov1 15 November 2019 12: 26
      What is Indian ,? if it weren’t for Yeltsin who’s not smart, they would squat in the bushes and become fermented and not what they wouldn’t have ...
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 15 November 2019 12: 18
    Tightened once, tense two ... will tense many more times. It is not necessary that something comes of this.
  4. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 15 November 2019 12: 34
    The more China gets bogged down in the mountains and the ocean, the less energy it will have to be interested in Wed. Asia and Taiga. This is a long-term alignment, of course. Now the Chinese are quite peaceful in foreign policy, but the muscles are pumping up serious ones and there may be a desire to play with them. So dance, Krishna. In one hand the magic pipe and in the other "Brahmos". Deceive the Dragon.
  5. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 15 November 2019 14: 15
    "the destroyer" Arleigh Burke "is not able to repel an attack of more than 12 such missiles at a time" - well, the Americans flatter themselves, they flatter ...
  6. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 15 November 2019 20: 59
    Interestingly, the Indians have few problems, what are they looking for?
    1. missuris
      missuris 16 November 2019 00: 46
      Indians problems in the face of climate and Europeans found 1000 years ago)
      and the Indians rightly fear problems in the form of the Chinese
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 16 November 2019 11: 25
        Yeah, and for this they provoke their further aggravation of the situation. I do not argue that the aggravation of relations between the Indians and the narrow-film "plays into the hands" of Russia.