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According to a report in the Chinese state-affiliated media outlet Global Times, a naval expert has downplayed the threat posed by BrahMos missiles recently acquired by the Philippines. Wang Yunfei, the expert, is quoted as saying that these missiles are primarily used against weaker targets and would be overwhelmed by China’s superior arsenal in a potential conflict.

The BrahMos missile is a supersonic cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia. The Philippines’ acquisition of these missiles has been seen as a move to bolster its coastal defenses in the disputed South China Sea.

Wang argues that while the BrahMos missiles may enhance the capabilities of the Philippine Marine Corps, they have limited deterrence against China. He emphasizes that China possesses a vast array of weaponry, including air-to-surface missiles, anti-ship missiles, and cruise missiles, which could overpower the BrahMos systems.

It’s important to note that the Global Times is a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its views often reflect China’s strategic interests. While the BrahMos missiles do possess significant capabilities, independent assessments are needed to accurately gauge their effectiveness against China’s military might.