The supersonic cruise missile was tested from ITR in Odisha's Balasore.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter and congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the successful test.

"Smt @nsitharaman congratulates Team Brahmos & @DRDO_India for successful flight test carried out at 1040 hrs on 21 May 2018 from ITR, Balasore to validate BRAHMOS missile life extension technologies developed for the first time in India," the official Twitter account of Defence Ministry said in a post.

The successful test will result in huge savings of replacement cost of missiles held in the inventory of Indian Armed Forces, the Defence Ministry said.

Earlier in March, India successfully flight tested BrahMos from Pokhran test range, Rajasthan.

Tvhe BrahMos missile has been jointly developed with Russia and is named after the rivers Brahmaputra and Moskva.

The supersonic cruise missile was tested for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI jet in November.

This coincidence with Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin for an informal summit at Sochi on Monday. Modi said the strategic partnership between India and Russia has now been elevated into a “special privileged strategic partnership.”

Modi said India and Russia have been friends for a long time and thanked President Putin for inviting him for the first-ever informal meeting at the city on the Black Sea coast.

Modi recalled his first visit to Russia with then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2001 and said Putin was the first world leader whom he met after becoming the chief minister of Gujarat.