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India to deliver first set of BrahMos missiles to Philippines
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India to deliver first set of BrahMos missiles to Philippines

| @indiablooms | 19 Apr 2024, 05:40 pm

India is going to deliver the first set of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines, media reports said.

The move is a part of the USD 375 million deal between the two contries signed in 2022.

The Indian Air Force is sending its American origin C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft with the missiles to Philippines to deliver the weapon system to the Philippines Marine Corps, defence sources told ANI.

The transportation of systems has also taken place through the sea route where cargo vessels were hired, the sources said.

The export of ground systems for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system along wotvwith the missiles started last month itself, they said.

The 4th India-Philippines Joint Consular Consultative Meeting (JCCM) was held in Manila on 12 April 2024.

The Indian delegation was led by Secretary, Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs (CPV & OIA)  Muktesh K. Pardeshi and the Philippines side was led by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Under Secretary for Civilian Security & Consular Affairs Mr. Jesus S. Domingo.

"During the 4th JCCM, the two sides comprehensively discussed and reviewed all consular matters of mutual interest, including e-Visas, Bilateral Agreements (MLAT, SSA, TTSP), issues related to students, community welfare interalia with the aim of deepening people to people ties between the two friendly countries. The last (3rd) JCCM was held in Delhi on 28 Feb 2017," the Indian Embassy in Philippines said in a statement.

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