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12:38 AM, May 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:41 AM, May 23, 2019

India tests world’s fastest cruise missile

India said the world’s fastest cruise missile passed another key test yesterday when it successfully hit a land target after being fired from a fighter jet.

India is developing the supersonic BrahMos missile -- which has a top speed of 3,450 kilometres (2,140 miles) per hour -- with Russia, and according to media reports wants to soon start selling it abroad.

The missile is one-and-a-half times faster than the old Concorde supersonic jet.

The Indian defence ministry said a specially converted Su-30 MKI fighter jet successfully fired the 2.5-tonne missile, which has a range of about 300 kilometres (185 miles).

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