India’s BrahMos system on display during 2015 rehearsals for Republic Day. Photo: AFP
India’s BrahMos system on display during 2015 rehearsals for Republic Day. Photo: AFP

Will buying India’s BrahMos missiles give the Philippines an edge in South China Sea dispute with Beijing?

  • Analysts say Manila’s planned acquisition of the world’s fastest supersonic missiles will boost its ability to defend its coastal areas
  • Defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana last year said the Philippines was ‘not yet 25 per cent’ of the way to achieving minimum credible defence capability

India’s BrahMos system on display during 2015 rehearsals for Republic Day. Photo: AFP
India’s BrahMos system on display during 2015 rehearsals for Republic Day. Photo: AFP
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