India on Tuesday signed a key pact with the Philippines for the sale of defence material and equipment, which are likely to include BrahMos cruise missiles.
Philippine Department of National Defense said on Facebook that Defence Undersecretary Raymundo Elefante and India’s Ambassador to the Philippines Shambu S. Kumaran signed an implementing arrangement for the procurement of defence material and equipment.
Philippines Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who was also present at the signing ceremony in Manila was quoted saying, “We are buying the BrahMos missiles.”
The BrahMos missile is produced by an Indo-Russian joint venture. It can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or from land platforms.