NEW DELHI - Indian Navy on Sunday test-fired 290 km range Brahmos supersonic cruise missile, capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg, from a warship off the Goa coast.
"The cruise missile was test-fired from guided missile frigate INS Teg--the Indian Navy's latest induction from Russia off the coast of Goa early morning," the sources said.
They said the missile performing high-level manoeuvres successfully hit the target ship which was still on fire.
The INS Teg, which has been built at the Yantar shipyard in Russia, had fired the missile successfully during pre-induction trials in Russia last year.
The two remaining warships of the project namely INS Tarkah and INS Trikand will also be armed with the lethal missile in vertical launch mode.
The Defence Ministry has also given a go-ahead to Army to induct a third regiment equipped with the missile system to be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh.
Brahmos Aerospace, an Indo-Russian joint venture company, is also working to develop the air as well as the submarine launch version of the missile system and work on the project is in progress.