Export of BrahMos and Akash to “friendly nations”
According to reliable reports, the Government of India is in discussion with some “friendly nations” for sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles and Akash air defence missiles, as also other military hardware and systems. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has stated that, “The interest in Indian missiles is definitely growing and we are addressing it. India wants to sell them to the friendly nations.” Although she did not name any specific country, India is known to have offered the BrahMos missile to Vietnam. There are also requests for the BrahMos missiles from seven other countries in the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East regions.