Amid China tensions, India delivers supersonic cruise missiles to Philippines 

Voice of America News reports: “India has begun delivery of supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines as the two countries tighten defense and strategic ties amid rising tensions between the East Asian nation and China over maritime disputes in the South China Sea.

The BrahMos missiles are being acquired by the Philippines under a $ 375 million deal signed in 2022.

‘Now we are also exporting BrahMos missiles. The first batch of this missile is going to the Philippines today,’ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday at an election rally.

India and Philippines have ramped up defense cooperation as concerns over an increasingly assertive China deepen in both countries…”

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