SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
After the Training round of Brahmos breached Pakistani air space and nearly took out a PAF Military facility that was fired by the IAF secret base, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, a senior minister in the Philippines cabinet on behalf of the President Rodrigo Duterte, had called in Shambhu S Kumaran, Indian ambassador in Manila, reported ” The Indian Express ” and who was briefed about the incident.
Indian ambassador also made it clear that the Indian missile system is extremely trustworthy and secure and also said that a detailed report will be shared with the Philippines military after the inquiry is concluded. An Air Vice Marshal from the Air Force headquarters is carrying out a detailed investigation into the accidental firing of the tactical BrahMos supersonic cruise missile which landed in Pakistan on March 9.
Group Captain-rank officer who was in charge of the mobile command post of the missile system when the accidental firing happened during a Command Air Staff Inspection (CASI) at its home base will likely face court-martial proceedings
Philippines Navy earlier in January had signed a $374.96-million deal with BrahMos Aerospace Private Ltd . for the supply of shore-based anti-ship variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The Philippines Army is also looking to procure Brahmos in a separate deal with India later in 2023.
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