The West would not be able to stop the growing defense cooperation between India and Russia, according to the head of the BrahMos anti-ballistic missile system.
When asked about the ongoing sanctions, Atul Dinkar Rane replied, “The trust which we have created between the two partners… that trust is good enough for us to work, and we are working forward – despite all these restrictions.”
TASS News Service, NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 8. BrahMos Aerospace Managing Director and CEO Atul Dinkar Rane told TASS on Wednesday that the West’s attempts to disrupt the Russia-India defense partnership would fail.
When asked if the West could ever stop India and Russia from working together on defense and security, the CEO responded, “My gut feeling – it is never!”
“Not only is it impossible, but anyone who attempts will certainly be unsuccessful. As it is, the bond between Indian researchers and Russian engineers is too strong to be severed.
We will always maintain that it was simpler to collaborate with the Russians, even if we are legally compelled to cease all communication with them. “He made a further comment.
He emphasized that BrahMos Aerospace’s operations had not been impacted by the unilateral restrictions imposed by the West on Russia.
“Despite all of these restrictions, we are able to continue our job because of the trust we’ve built with each other as partners.
While challenges remain, we have been able to overcome them via open communication and a shared understanding of the best approaches to resolving them. There are no issues with our communication or supply chains, and we can easily visit each other and conduct business, “Rane put it this way.
The BrahMos, developed jointly by India and Russia, is a hypersonic cruise missile. The Russian Research and Production Association of Machine-Building in the Moscow suburb of Reutov and the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization have collaborated on developing this missile (DRDO).
In 2001, a test launch of a BrahMos missile was conducted for the first time. The Air Force, the Army, and the Navy of India all use variants of this system.
New Delhi is home to the Joint Venture’s administrative offices. The BrahMos missile got its name from the confluence of two rivers: the Brahmaputra in India and the Moskva in Russia.