Everything about Brahmos

Brahmos:

• It is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft or land.

• It is a joint venture between the Russia’s NPO Mashinostroeyenia and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation.

• It has derived its name from the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.

Speed:

• It travels at the speed of Mach 2.8 to 3.0.

• The missile is first propelled by a solid propellant booster engine that takes it to supersonic speeds.

• After it separates, the missile is accelerated further to around three times the speed of sound (mach 3) in the cruise phase with a liquid ramjet.

Range:

• It has a flight range upto 290 Km.

• Recently, the range variants were upgraded from 290 km to 450 km after India joined the Missile Technology Control Regime.

Fire and Forget:

• It operates on ‘Fire and Forget Principle’, adopting varieties of flights on its way to the target.

• It takes a variety of trajectories while in flight and is equipped with advanced guidance technology.

• Its stealth features also give it a low radar signature.

Air-launched cruise missile (ALCM):

• It is a cruise missile that is launched from a military aircraft.

• Its current versions are typically standoff weapons which are used to attack predetermined land targets with conventional, nuclear or thermonuclear payloads.

SU-30 MKI:

• It is a twin-jet multirole air superiority fighter jet.

• It was developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built under licence by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Indian Air Force.

• It is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter jet.

• It has a maximum speed of 2 Mach with a single in flight range of 3,000 Km.

• It can carry a payload of 8,000 Kg upto a maximum altitude of 17 Km.

• Till date, Brahmos ALCM is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on the Su-30 MKI.

Completes cruise missile triad:

• The land and sea variants of Brahmos are already operational with the Indian Army and the Navy.

• The successful maiden test firing will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges.

• The armed forces now have a multi-platform, multi-mission cruise missile that can be launched from land, sea and air.

• This completes the tactical cruise missile triad for India which is a world record.

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NATO

  • Formed in 1949 with the signing of the Washington Treaty, NATO is a security alliance of 28 countries from North America and Europe.
  • NATO’s fundamental goal is to safeguard the Allies’ freedom and security by political and military means.
  • The organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.
  • NATO’s headquarters are located in Haren, Brussels, Belgium, where the Supreme Allied Commander also resides.

Vladimir Lenin – Quotes for support of Socialism and Communism

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

The goal of socialism is communism.

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.

Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.

Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.

Fascism is capitalism in decay.

Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.

Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.

Any cook should be able to run the country.

Crime is a product of social excess.

Sometimes – history needs a push.

The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.

Vladimir Putin Quotes

We don’t need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole.

We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history.