If all goes well, Thiruvananthapuram will be the next address for India’s supersonic-stealth cruise missile BrahMos.
The land of Sree Padmanabhaswamy, Thiruvananthapuram, is likely to roll out Brahmastras that will ensure a kill-job as clean as a whistle. As a pointer to this delayed, yet dynamic project, a low-key bhoomi puja was conducted on Friday at a recently-acquired land by the BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Ltd (BATL) in Chackai, near Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
Kept under wraps for reasons best known to BATL officials, the boomi puja was attended by A Sivathanu Pillai, BrahMos Aerospace CEO; V G Sekhar, Director, ASL, Hyderabad; Vishnu Kartha, Executive Director, BATL; Rear Admiral (Retd) Mohapatra, Executive Director, BrahMos production, Hyderabad; and BATL Workmen Welfare Committee members.
According to sources, within a year, the building blocks for a Missile Integration Complex (MIC) will be in place. “BATL has acquired the Air Force Complex land. Vishal Infrastructure Ltd (that undertook the Thiruvananthapuram airport work) has been entrusted with the mandate of completing the work on a war-footing. In all, 20,000 sq ft has been earmarked for the project, taken as part of BATL Phase-II expansion plans,”a senior defence official said.
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