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‘Army to have 2 more regiments of BrahMos’

Two more regiments of the short-range supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos, will be inducted into the Army within next 15 days, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.

“The process of induction of two more regiments (of BrahMos missile) in the Indian Army is in the final stage and within 15 days, these regiments will be inducted in Indian Army,” he said. Parrikar was speaking on the sidelines of the commissioning ceremony for the 50th batch of medical graduates of all three forces at the Armed Forces Medical College here.

The Army is already equipped with three regiments of Block III version of Brahmos missiles. The proposed induction will upgrade its air defence capabilities. Meanwhile, Parrikar dismissed reports that the Central government was inclined to buy Israeli missiles rather than inducting domestically-manufactured ‘Akash’ in  Army. “Akash is already being inducted in the Army and we are also developing very short missiles and till we develop them successfully, some missiles might have to be brought from outside,” he said. 
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