India recently successfully test-fired an advanced version of the BrahMos land-attack cruise missile from the Car Nicobar Islands.
- The land-to-land configuration of BrahMos Block-III version was test launched from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) for its full-range of 290 km
- The BrahMos missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia.
- The multi—mission missile, having a range of 290—km and a Mach 2.8 speed, is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub—sea and air against sea and land targets.
- It is also the world’s fastest cruise missile in operation.
Sources: The Hindu, Wiki.