18 Mar Aligning a missile deal with destination Manila (International relation. The Hindu, GS-2)
- Supersonic cruise missile with speed of 2.8M.
- Developed by russia and India
- Fastest cruise missile in the world
- Further development as Hypersonic cruise missile.
India is selling these missile to Philippines:
- It will counter china
- Geostrategic positive implication on india
- Indian defence manufacturing will be developed.
- India will emerge as a defence exporter.
- India as a net pro
- Russian company which is a partner with India is in the USA list of CATSA act, this may attract sanctions but India got a waiver.
- Other countries are also on the backfoot because of such sanction.
- It may prioritise indian views in indo-pacific region.