Here is a list of Important Missiles of India which will help you in exams like UPSC, BPSC,SSC MTS.SSC CHSL, SSC CGL,Railways and other Banking Exams like IBPS, RBI, SBI Clerk etc.
|Astra||India||active radar homing beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM)Air-to-Air Missiles||60 – 80 km||Mach 4 +|
|K-100||Russia & India||Medium Range air-to-air missile||300–400 km||Mach 3.3|
|Akash||India||Medium-range surface-to-air missile||30-35km||Mach 2.5 to 3.5|
|Barak 8||Israel / India||Long Range surface to air Missile||100 km||Mach 2|
|Trishul||India||Short Range surface to air missile||9km|
|Pradyumna Ballistic Missile Interceptor orPrithvi Air Defence (PAD)||Ballistic Missile interceptor , surface to air missile||300 to 2,000 km|
|Prithvi Air Defence (PAD)||India||Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile||Altitude- 80km||Mach 5+|
|Advanced Air Defence (AAD)||India||Endo atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile||Altitude- 30km||Mach 4.5|
|Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV)||India||Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile||Altitude- 120km|
|Nirbhay||India||Subsonic cruise missile(Ship, submarine, aircraft and land)||1,000 -1500 km||Mach 0.8|
|BrahMos||Russia & India||Fastest Cruise Missile in the world Supersonic cruise missile(Ship, submarine, aircraft and land)||290 km||Mach 2.8 to 3 Mach|
|BrahMos II||India||Hypersonic cruise missile(Ship, submarine, aircraft and land)||300km||Mach 7|
|BrahMos-A||Air launched Cruise Missile.|
|Brahmos-M||Smaller variant of the air-launched BrahMos||290 km|
|BrahMos-NG||Mini version based on the existing BrahMos||290-km|
|Agni-I||India||Medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM)||700-1250 km||Mach 7.5|
|Agni-II||India||Intermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM)||2,000–3,000 km||Mach 12|
|Agni-III||India||Intermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM)||3,500 km – 5,000 km||5–6 km/s|
|Agni-IV||India||Intermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM)||3,000 – 4,000 km||Mach 7|
|Agni-V||India||Intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM)||5000 – 8000Km||Mach 24|
|Agni-VI||four-stage intercontinental ballistic missile||8,000 km to 12,000 km|
|Prithvi I||India||Short Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)||150 km|
|Prithvi II||India||Short Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)||350 km|
|Prithvi III||Short Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)||350 km to 600 km|
|Dhanush||India||Short Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)||350 – 600 km|
|Prahaar(Pragati)||India||Short Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)||150 km||Mach 2.03|
|Shaurya||India||Hypersonic surface-to-surface tactical missile Medium-Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM)||750 to 1,900 km||Mach 7.5|
|Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles|
|Sagarika (K-15)||India||Ballistic Missile||700 – 1900Km||Mach 7+|
|K-4||India||Ballistic Missile||3,500–5,000 km||Mach 7+|
|K-5||India||Ballistic Missile||6,000 km|
|Ashwin||India||Ballistic Missile||150-200km||Mach 4.5|
|Nag||India||Anti-Tank Guided Missile||4km||230 m/s|
|Helina(HELIcopter launched NAg)||India||Anti-Tank Guided Missile||7-8km|
|Amogha-1||India||Anti-Tank Guided Missile||2.8 km|
|Ashwin Ballistic Missile Interceptor or Advanced Air Defence (AAD)||Ballistic Missile interceptor / anti aircraft missile||150 km+|
Important Missiles of India – Facts
In addition to the above here are some facts related to Indian Missiles that you must know. Run through the points mentioned below to acknowledge the power of Indian Army.
- Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is the organisation responsible for the military’s research and development.
- Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is also known as the “Missile Man of India”
- India is the first nuclear weapons country to have a no first use policy.
- Prithvi was the first missile to be built by India.
- BrahMos, the world’s fastest cruise missile is developed jointly by India & Russia and named after after two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.
- Agni-V is India’s longest-range missile to carry a nuclear warhead.
- “K” missiles are faster, lighter and stealthier and named after Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.