List of India's missiles: Name, Range, Capabilities: All you need to know

List of India's missiles: Name, Range, Capabilities: All you need to know

 

List of India's missiles: Name, Range, Capabilities

General Knowledge is a 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. In military language, the definition of the missile is a weapon which is a guided self-propelled flying weapon usually propelled by rocket motor or fighter jet engine

Missiles have four system components:
  • Targeting or missile guidance
  • Flight system
  • Engine and 
  • Warhead. 
Missiles come in different types as mentioned below:
  • Surface-to-surface Missiles  (ballistic, cruise, anti-ship, anti-tank, etc.)
  • Air-to-surface missiles (ballistic, cruise, anti-ship, anti-tank, etc.)
  • Surface-to-air missiles (anti-ballistic), 
  • Air-to-air missiles, and anti-satellite weapons missile

List of India's missiles: Name, Range, Capabilities

Indian Missile Type of Missile Range of the Missile
Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile (Fastest cruise missile in the world) 290 Km
Prahaar Cruise Missile 150 KM
Prithvi I SRBM (Short Range Ballistic Missile) 150 KM
Prithvi II SRBM (Short Range Ballistic Missile) 250 – 350 Km
Nirbhay Cruise Missile 1000 – 1500 Km
Agni I MRBM (Medium Range Ballistic Missile) 700 – 1250 Km
Agni II IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile) 2000 – 3500 Km
Agni III IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile) 3500 – 5000 Km
Agni IV IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile) 4000 – 6000 Km
Agni V ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) 5000 – 8000 Km


Indian Missiles aims to give a supporting and attacking hand to the country's defence strategy. The modern military requirement has pushed India to develop longer-range ballistic missiles and diversify its delivery platforms to become one of the superpowers of the world. 

BrahMos

  • Manufacturer: BrahMos Aerospace Limited
  • Origin: Russia & India
  • Type: Super Sonic 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  

                             

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