India will export the Indo-Russian joint venture BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile to friendly countries in consultation with Russia, according to Indian Defence Minister AK Antony.

Antony said that according to the inter-governmental agreement between the two countries, the missile would be inducted into both the armed forces of India and Russia and be exported.

He further said that the missiles being produced met the requirements of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and export would be taken up only after meeting the requirements of the country.

The two countries have signed an agreement on the missile, which has been approved by the Indo-Russian Inter-Governmental Commission for Military Technical Cooperation.