Fake news peddling Twitter account 'Irmak Doya' has shared a video claiming India has failed in testing the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile.

In the video, we can see the missile in the air. Based on this visual, it has been concluded that the test of the surface to surface supersonic cruise missile was a failure.

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Fact check:

The claim that Surface to Surface Supersonic Cruise Missile test has failed is FALSE.

The news that India successfully launched its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has been published by several national media outlets using the same visuals.

But only a part of these visuals was used distract the viewers and make the claim that the cruise missile test has failed.

The Indian Army confirmed the successful launching of BrahMos, a supersonic land-attack cruise missile, at Car Nicobar Islands in a "Top-attack" configuration, hitting a target in the Bay of Bengal. The launch is said to be the first in a series of various versions of the missile in the coming days.

Southern Command Indian Army has tweeted that Indian Army successfully launched its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on 24 Nov 2020 in a top-attack configuration, hitting a target in the Bay of Bengal with pinpoint accuracy. #IndianArmy #SouthernCommand, @DRDO_India #WarriorsoftheSouth #BrahMosMissile @adgpi

In the pictures tweeted by the army, we can clearly see that the missile test has been successfully performed with commendable results.

The Indian Army test-fired the missile on 24 November 2020 at 10 AM. It successfully hit the target. It is a land-attack version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles. The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is the world's fastest operational system in its class. Recently, the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) had extended the range of the missile system from the existing 298 km to around 450 km.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/news/india-successfully-launches-land-attack-version-of-brahmos-supersonic-cruise-missile/videoshow/79387662.cms

Last month, the Indian Navy had also test-fired BrahMos missile from INS Chennai to showcase its capability to strike targets at ranges more than 400 km in high seas. India is also working on finding export markets for the supersonic cruise missile which has been indigenized to a large extent by the DRDO under its project PJ 10, reports DNAIndia.com

https://www.businessinsider.in/defense/news/india-successfully-test-fires-its-supersonic-brahmos-cruise-missile-off-the-coast-of-odisha/articleshow/78406136.cms

Therefore, the claim that Surface to Surface Supersonic Cruise Missile test conducted by India on November 24, 2020, has failed is FALSE. India successfully test-fired an extended- range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos with an indigenous booster from a test facility off the Odisha coast.


Claim Review :   Viral claim that BrahMos supersonic cruise missile test has failed
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

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