Weeks after the Indian government cleared the deployment of BrahMos cruise missile in the northeast, China has warned that such a move could have ‘negative impact’ on the stability along the Indo-Sino border.
Earlier this month, the cabinet committee on security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had cleared raising of a new regiment to be equipped with an advanced version of the BrahMos missile.
According to reports, a commentary in the PLA Daily said that deployment of the supersonic cruise missile could lead to counter-measures by China.
“India deploying supersonic missiles on the border has exceeded its own needs for self-defence and poses a serious threat to China’s Tibet and Yunnan provinces,” the commentary said.
“Deploying BrahMos missiles is bound to increase competitiveness and confrontation in Sino-Indian relations and bring a negative influence to stability of the region,” it added.
BrahMos is a 290-km range supersonic land attack cruise missile that has been jointly developed by DRDO of India and NPOM of Russia at a cost of more than Rs 4,300 crore.