Russia earlier agreed in principle to mount the missile on two of its ships

India on Tuesday urged Russia to induct the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, a successful product of Indio-Russian joint venture, into its Navy.

While the missile has been inducted into the Indian Army and the Navy, Russia has so far kept away from adding it to its inventory.

It had, however, earlier agreed in principle to mount the missile, with a range of 290 km, on two of its ships that would be constructed over the decade.

During the visit of a Russian delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin to the BrahMos Aerospace in New Delhi on Tuesday, A. Sivathanu Pillai, Chief Executive Officer of BrahMos, is learnt to have urged him to induct the missile into the Russian naval fleet.

The Russian Deputy Premier was shown the BrahMos Mobile Autonomous Launcher and was briefed by Mr. Pillai on the progress of the joint venture, formed in 1998.

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