In a significant display of operational preparedness, the Indian Navy successfully test-fired a BrahMos missile from one of its warships in the Bay of Bengal, marking another milestone in enhancing the country’s naval capabilities. The firing met all BrahMos missile parameters, showcasing the Navy’s readiness for blue water operations and the ability to counter potential threats, including those posed by the Chinese Navy. This achievement underlines India’s commitment to self-reliance (Aatma Nirbharta) and strengthens its naval prowess. BrahMos, a supersonic cruise missile jointly produced by India and Russia, can be launched from various platforms and can reach speeds of 2.8 Mach, nearly three times the speed of sound. This successful test demonstrates India’s proficiency in missile technology and its strategic approach to safeguarding its maritime interests. Furthermore, India’s export of BrahMos missiles to countries like the Philippines underscores its growing role in international defense cooperation.