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India, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia to buy BrahMos cruise missile, talks going on with these countries

India on Tuesday signed a major agreement with the Philippines for the sale of "defense materials and equipment", which is likely to include the BrahMos Cruise Missile. is. Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was present in Manila during the signing of the agreement. He said that his country is buying BrahMos missile.

The Department of National Defense of the Philippines (DND) said on Facebook on Tuesday that Defense Undersecretary Rayamundo Elefante and India's Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu S. Kumaran signed an "Implementation Arrangement" for the purchase of defense materials and equipment. The Facebook post stated that Lorenzana was also present at the signing ceremony.

'We are buying BrahMos missile'

The Straits Times quoted Lorenzana as saying that we are buying BrahMos missile. He said, "This agreement will serve as a guide for India and the Philippines on" policies and procedures in defense procurement ". It will also serve as a "legal framework for government-to-government procurement."

Missile exports to third world countries

No statement has come from the Indian side. The actual agreement on the missiles is expected during a meeting of the leaders of the two countries this year. At the same time, Russian officials said that India and Russia are gradually working to increase the range of BrahMos. At the same time, we are starting to export missiles to the third world, which is starting with the Philippines.

India is also in talks with these countries

India has been negotiating with several Southeast Asian countries over the past few years, including Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, to sell them land and sea-based versions of BrahMos. The draft Defense Production Policy of 2018 set an ambitious target of achieving defense exports of $ 5 billion by 2025.

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