List of Important Missiles of India:Static GK For All Competitive Exams

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.

Missile NameOrginTypeRangeSpeed
Air-to-air missiles
AstraIndiaactive radar homing beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM)Air-to-Air Missiles60 – 80 kmMach 4 +
K-100Russia & IndiaMedium Range air-to-air missile300–400 kmMach 3.3
MICAIAFAir-to-Air Missiles
Surface-To-Air Missiles
AkashIndiaMedium-range surface-to-air missile30-35kmMach 2.5 to 3.5
Barak 8Israel / IndiaLong Range surface to air Missile100 kmMach 2
TrishulIndiaShort Range surface to air missile9km
Pradyumna Ballistic Missile Interceptor orPrithvi Air Defence (PAD) Ballistic Missile interceptor , surface to air missile300 to 2,000 km
Defence Missile
Prithvi Air Defence (PAD)IndiaExo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missileAltitude- 80kmMach 5+
Advanced Air Defence (AAD)IndiaEndo atmospheric Anti-ballistic missileAltitude- 30kmMach 4.5
Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV)IndiaExo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missileAltitude- 120km
Cruise Missiles
NirbhayIndiaSubsonic cruise missile(Ship, submarine, aircraft and land)1,000 -1500 kmMach 0.8
BrahMosRussia & IndiaFastest Cruise Missile in the world Supersonic cruise missile(Ship, submarine, aircraft and land)290 kmMach 2.8 to 3 Mach
BrahMos II IndiaHypersonic cruise missile(Ship, submarine, aircraft and land)300kmMach 7
BrahMos-A Air launched Cruise Missile. 
Brahmos-M Smaller variant of the air-launched BrahMos290 km 
BrahMos-NG Mini version based on the existing BrahMos290-km 
Surface-to-surface missiles
Agni-IIndiaMedium-range ballistic missile (MRBM)700-1250 kmMach 7.5
Agni-IIIndiaIntermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM)2,000–3,000 kmMach 12
Agni-IIIIndiaIntermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM)3,500 km – 5,000 km5–6 km/s
Agni-IVIndiaIntermediate-range ballistic missile(IRBM)3,000 – 4,000 kmMach 7
Agni-VIndiaIntercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM)5000 – 8000KmMach 24
Agni-VIfour-stage intercontinental ballistic missile 8,000 km to 12,000 km
Prithvi IIndiaShort Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)150 km
Prithvi IIIndiaShort Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)350 km
Prithvi IIIShort Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)350 km to 600 km
DhanushIndiaShort Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)350 – 600 km
Prahaar(Pragati)IndiaShort Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)150 kmMach 2.03
ShauryaIndiaHypersonic surface-to-surface tactical missile Medium-Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM)750 to 1,900 kmMach 7.5
Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles
Sagarika (K-15)IndiaBallistic Missile700 – 1900KmMach 7+
K-4IndiaBallistic Missile3,500–5,000 kmMach 7+
K-5IndiaBallistic Missile6,000 km
AshwinIndiaBallistic Missile150-200kmMach 4.5
Anti-Tank Missile
NagIndiaAnti-Tank Guided Missile4km230 m/s
Helina(HELIcopter launched NAg)IndiaAnti-Tank Guided Missile7-8km
Amogha-1IndiaAnti-Tank Guided Missile 2.8 km
Ashwin Ballistic Missile Interceptor or Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Ballistic Missile interceptor / anti aircraft missile150 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.