List of Missiles of India

List of Missiles of India

List of Missiles of India

The defence is an important and dynamic segment in most of the competitive exams with the General knowledge section. Questions about missiles are very commonly asked in these exams. Hence we have prepared a list of missiles of India that you can easily learn for your MBA GK section.

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Category of Important Indian Missiles:

  • Surface-To-Air Missiles
  • Air-to-air missiles
  • Surface-to-surface missiles
  • Defence Missile
  • Cruise Missiles
  • Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles
  • Anti-Tank Missile

The list of important Indian Missiles is given below:

Recently India has launched several missiles which are considered as the milestone of accomplishment of the nation.

  1. Air-to-air missiles
Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
MICA Air-to-Air Missiles 500 m to 80 km Mach 4
Astra Air-to-Air Missiles 80-110 km Mach 4.5 +
Novator K-100 Medium Range air-to-air missile 300–400 km Mach 3.3

 

2. Surface-To-Air Missiles

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
Trishul Short-Range surface to air missile 9 km
Akash Missile Medium-range surface-to-air missile 30-35km Mach 2.5 to 3.5
Barak 8 Long-Range surface to air Missile 100 km Mach 2

 

3. Surface-to-surface Missiles

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
Agni-I Medium-range ballistic missile 700-1250 km Mach 7.5
Agni-II Intermediate-range ballistic missile 2,000–3,000 km Mach 12
Agni-III Intermediate-range ballistic missile 3,500 km – 5,000 km 5–6 km/s
Agni-IV Intermediate-range ballistic missile 3,000 – 4,000 km Mach 7
Agni-V Intercontinental ballistic missile 5000 – 8000 Km Mach 24
Prithvi I Short-Range Ballistic Missile 150 km
Prithvi II Short-Range Ballistic Missile 350 km
Dhanush Short-Range Ballistic Missile 350 – 600 km
Shaurya Medium-Range Ballistic Missile 750 to 1,900 km
Prahaar Short-Range Ballistic Missile 150 km

 

4. Cruise Missiles

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
BrahMos Supersonic cruise missile 290 km Mach 2.8 to 3 Mach
BrahMos II Hypersonic cruise missile 300km Mach 7
Nirbhay Subsonic cruise missile 1,000 -1500 km Mach 0.8

 

5. Defense Missile

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
Prithvi Air Defence Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude- 80km Mach 5+
Prithvi Defence Vehicle Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude- 30km Mach 4.5
Advanced Air Defence Endoatmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude- 120km

 

6. Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
Ashwin Ballistic Missile 150-200km Mach 4.5
Sagarika Ballistic Missile 700 – 1900 Km
K-4 Ballistic Missile 3,500–5,000 km
K-5 Ballistic Missile 6,000 km

 

7. Anti-Tank Missile

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
Amogha Anti-Tank Guided Missile 2.8 km
Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile 4km 230 m/s
Helina Anti-Tank Guided Missile 7-8km

 

Important facts- Missiles in India

  1. The Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) was launched in 1983.
  2. This program was launched with an agenda to develop five missile systems in the country – Trishul, Akash, Nag, Prithvi, and Agni-I.
  3. These above missiles are of the intermediate-range surface-to-surface missile.
  4. Tessy Thomas who is an Indian scientist and Director General of Aeronautical Systems and the former Project Director for Agni-IV missile in Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) is known as the ‘Missile Woman’ of India.
  5. Prithvi was the first Indian single staged liquid-fuelled surface-to-surface Missile.

 

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