72. India’s Missiles

Courtesy Mr. Sumit Singh, one of our students, who has sent me a list of missiles, I am posting this blog. This sort of cooperative work, admirable – to say the least, you must all follow.


13 thoughts on “72. India’s Missiles

  1. 1. Agni I is a Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM). It has a range of 700 Km and is operational

    2. Agni II is a Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) and has a range of 2000-3000 kms

    3. Agni III is an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) and it has a range of 3500 kms and it as been inducted.

    5. Agni IV is a Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) and has a range of 2750 to 300 kms and has been inducted

  2. 5. Agni V is an Inter-continental Ballistic Missile )ICBM) and is under development. It has a range of 5000 to 6000 kms

    6. Agni VI has a range of 5200 Kms to 10,000 Kms and is under development

    7. Prithvi I, II and III are short range ballistic missile and have been inducted

    8. Agni VI can cover the whole of China, parts of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Central Asia and mch of south Asia excluding Australia.

  3. 9. A ballistic missile is a missile mat follows a sub-orbital ballistic fllght path with the objective of delivering one or more warheads to a predetermined target. The missile is only guided during the relatively brief initial powered phase of flight and its course is subsequently governed by the laws of orbital mechanics and ballistics. To date, ballistic missiles have been propelled during powered flight by chemical rocket engines of various types.

    10. Under former president Dr. Abdul Kaiam India pursued the integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) which was an Indian Ministry of Defense program for the development of a comprehensive range of missiles, including the Intermediate Range Agni missile (Surface to Surface), and short range missiles such as the Prithvi ballistic missile. India became only the fourth country to have Anti Ballistic capability when she tested two systems the AAD and PAD1311

  4. Shaurya

    The Shaurya missile (Sanskrit: Valour) is a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile developed by DRDO of India for use by the Indian Army it has a range of 600 km and is capable of carrying a payload of one-tonne conventional or nuclear warhead. It is India’s 1st Supersonic missile.

  5. Sagarika
    Sagarika (Sanskrit Wave / Bom from the Ocean) is a nuclear capable submarine-launched ballistic missile with a range of 750 km. This missile has a length of 8.5 meters, weighs seven tonnes and can carry a pay load of up to 500 kgs

  6. Cruise missiles

    Nirbhay (Sanskrit ‘Fearless’) is a long range, subsonic cruise missile being developed in India. The missile will have range of 1,000 km and will arm three services, the Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.

  7. India has acquired around 200 3M-54 Klub tor arming Talwar class frigate, Shivalik class fngate. Kolkata class destroyer
    and Sindhughosh class submarine.

    India has Soviet P-70 Ametist submarine-launched cruise missiles.
    The missiles can carry nuclear warheads and have a range of 50-65 km.

  8. Brahmos
    BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, snips, aircraft or land. It is a Joint venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Qrgnization (DRDO) and Russia’s NPO Masninostroevema utio have together formed the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limimited.

  9. Akash : Surface to air missile
    A surface-to-air missile (SAM) or ground-to-air missile (GTAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft or other missiles. It is one type of anti-aircraft system; in modem armed forces missiles have replaced most other forms of dedicated anti-aircraft weaponry, with the anti-aircraft cannon pushed into niche roles.The missile can target aircraft up to 30kms at altitudes 18000 metres . It is capable of both conventional and nuclear warheads, with a reported payload of 60 kg.

  10. Just to add:

    Dhanush (Sanskrit: Bow) is a naval variant of the Prithvi missile.It can fire either the 250 km or the 350 km range missiles. Supposedly it is a customised version of the Prithvi and that the additional customizations in missile configuration are to certify it for seaworthiness.

    Its low range acts against it and thus it is seen a weapons either to be used to destroy an aircraft carrier or an enemy port.

    Indian Navy’s K-15 Sagarika submarine-launched ballistic missile is reported to be a variant of the Dhanush missile.

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