China warns India over BrahMos missile deployment in Northeastern state

New Delhi: China warned India over the deployment of special version of the cruise missile BrahMos in the Northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh.

In its warning China has expressed that deployment of BrahMos missile could lead to ‘negative influence’ and stability along the border.

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China’s reaction comes after the Indian government cleared the deployment of the missile.

Earlier this month, the Cabinet committee on security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had cleared the raising of a new regiment to be equipped with an advanced version of the BrahMos.

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The BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles developed for mountain warfare at a cost of more than Rs 4,300 crore.

BrahMos is a 290-km range supersonic land attack cruise missile. It is a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPOM of Russia.

The fire-and-forget missile has the capability to take on surface-based targets by flying a combined high-low trajectory and having a range of 290-km and a Mach 2.8 speed, is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against sea and land targets.

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