Army to Deploy BrahMos in Arunachal Pradesh

Indian army has plans to deploy Brahmos Missile in Arunachal Pradesh. In this regard, China has warned India against deploying the BrahMos missile in Arunachal Pradesh, but the Indian the army has made it clear that its decisions will not be influenced by Beijing.

China claims parts of Arunachal Pradesh as its own and both sides have contesting claims on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which is the defacto border between the two countries.

The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile which can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. It can carry warheads weighing up to 300kg, and strike targets on land and at sea.

This Block III version being inducted by army along the Himalayas has advanced guidance systems, which enable the missile to perform very tight manoeuvres flying at 2.8 times the speed of sound. This allows the missile to strike hidden targets behind a mountain range with extreme precision.

The new regiment includes around 100 missiles, five launchers on heavy-duty trucks and accompanying hardware and software.

India’s recent moves to strengthen its border have included building several new roads and high altitude airstrips to give its troops better control of the region.