India is preparing to test an 800 km range BrahMos variant by the end of 2018, according to a 20 January report by the local Hindustan Times newspaper.
India has already tested a 450 km range (extended from 290 km) BrahMos variant in March 2017 at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)’s Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, where the original missile was taken from Indian Army stock and re-configured with some minor modifications. The range extension of the BrahMos took place after India joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June 2016, which removed caps on cruise missile's range.
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