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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

In a breakthrough for Indian defence capabilities, the Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE) has successfully developed indigenous liquid fuel for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. This critical achievement marks a significant step towards self-reliance in advanced weaponry and reduces dependence on imports.

Previously, the BrahMos missile relied on liquid fuel sourced from Russia, raising concerns about vulnerabilities and potential supply chain disruptions. The DMSRDE’s indigenously developed fuel liberates India from this dependence, enhancing operational freedom and strategic autonomy.

The new fuel is specifically designed for the Ramjet engine that powers the BrahMos missile. Extensive ground testing has already begun, and soon, the fuel will be tested in live missile launches. This rigorous testing phase ensures optimal performance and reliability before full-scale deployment.

A key advantage of the indigenous fuel is its ability to withstand extreme temperatures. It remains unfrozen even at -50 to -55 degrees Celsius, allowing the BrahMos missile to operate effectively in diverse climatic conditions, from the icy Himalayan peaks to the scorching Thar Desert.

Developing this advanced fuel within just nine months showcases the exceptional capabilities of Indian scientists and engineers. This achievement is a testament to India’s commitment to indigenization and its growing prowess in cutting-edge defence technologies.

The successful development of indigenous fuel for the BrahMos missile marks a significant milestone in India’s defence modernization journey. It paves the way for further advancements in missile technology and strengthens India’s position as a major player in the global defence landscape.

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