Missiles of Indian Armed Forces

Missiles of Indian Armed Forces

General Knowledge is very important subject of every competitive examination, defence knowledge is a keen part of this section. In this article we would be sharing the list of all Important Missiles of India that would help you in answering any question related to this topic. As NDA 2 2019 is approaching, at least one question is definitely going to come from this topic in General Awareness paper. Candidate should know about the missiles and their capability for the war.

In military language, a missile is also known as a guided missile which is a guided self-propelled flying weapon usually propelled by a fighter jet engine or rocket motor. Missile in ordinary language means an object which can be thrown, shot, or propelled toward a target.

Missiles have four system components:
  • Targeting or missile guidance
  • Flight system
  • Engine and 
  • Warhead.

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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