Military Might: Missiles Used by Indian Armed Forces


Missiles are used as a long range guided munition which makes it different from artillery and rockets. They are capable of effective strikes at long ranges with very a high level of accuracy. Some of the Missiles used by the Indian Armed Forces are:

BrahMos




  • Manufacturer: BrahMos Aerospace Limited
  • Origin: Russia & India
  • Type: Cruise Missile
  • Range: 300 Km
  • Launch Platform: Ship, Submarine, Aircraft (under testing) and Land-based Mobile Launchers

Prahaar


  • Manufacturer: DRDO
  • Origin: India
  • Type: Cruise Missile
  • Range: 150Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher

Prithvi I


  • Manufacturer: DRDO, BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited)
  • Origin: India
  • Type: SRBM (Short Range Ballistic Missile)
  • Range: 150Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher

Prithvi II


  • Manufacturer: DRDO, BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited)
  • Origin: India
  • Type: SRBM (Short Range Ballistic Missile)
  • Range: 250 – 350 Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher

Prithvi III
  • Manufacturer: DRDO, BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited)
  • Origin: India
  • Type: SRBM (Short Range Ballistic Missile)
  • Range: 350 – 600 Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher

Shaurya



  • Manufacturer: DRDO
  • Origin: India
  • Type: MRBM (Medium Range Ballistic Missile)
  • Range: 700 – 1900 Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher or Underground Silo

Nirbhay


  • Manufacturer: DRDO
  • Origin: India
  • Type: Cruise Missile
  • Range: 1000 – 1500 Km
  • Launch Platform: Vertical Launch System

Agni I


  • Manufacturer: DRDO, BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited)
  • Origin: India
  • Type: MRBM (Medium Range Ballistic Missile)
  • Range: 700 – 1250 Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher

Agni II



  • Manufacturer: DRDO, BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited)
  • Origin: India
  • Type: IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile)
  • Range: 2000 – 3500 Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher

Agni III


  • Manufacturer: DRDO, BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited)
  • Origin: India
  • Type: IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile)
  • Range: 3500 – 5000 Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher

Agni IV


  • Manufacturer: DRDO, BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited)
  • Origin: India
  • Type: IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile)
  • Range: 4000 – 6000 Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher

Agni V


  • Manufacturer: DRDO, BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited)
  • Origin: India
  • Type: ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile)
  • Range: 5000 – 8000 Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher

Agni VI


  • Manufacturer: DRDO, BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited)
  • Origin: India
  • Type: ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile)
  • Range: 8000 – 10000 Km
  • Launch Platform: Transporter Erector Launcher

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