List of Indian Missiles with Range

List of Indian Missiles

Missile NameOrginTypeRangeSpeed

Air-to-air missiles

AstraIndiaAir-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 8Isreal/IndiaLong Range surface to air Missile100 kmMach 2
TrishulIndiaShort Range surface to air missile9km

Defence Missile

Prithvi Air Defence (PAD)IndiaExo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missileAltitude- 80kmMach 5+
Advanced Air Defence (AAD)IndiaEndoatmospheric 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 & IndiaSupersonic 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

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
Prithvi IIndiaShort Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)150 km
Prithvi IIIndiaShort Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)350 km
DhanushIndiaShort Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)350 – 600 km
Prahaar(Pragati)IndiaShort Range Ballistic Missile(Tactical)150 kmMach 2.03
ShauryaIndiaMedium-Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM)750 to 1,900 kmMach 7.5

Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles

Sagarika (K-15) IndiaBallistic Missile700 – 1900KmMach 7+
K-4 IndiaBallistic Missile3,500–5,000 kmMach 7+
K-5 IndiaBallistic 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


Historical Background:

»  Mysorean rockets were the first iron-cased rockets that were successfully deployed for military use.

»  Hyder Ali, the 18th century ruler of Mysore, and his son and successor, Tipu Sultan used them effectively against the British East India Company.

»  Realizing the importance of guided missile weapon systems in the modern warfare, a Special Weapon Development Team (SWDT) was formed in 1958. This team was later expanded into DRDL.

»  In 1970s, the Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) undertook the Project Devil and Project Valiant.

»  The Project Devil was aimed to produce short range surface-to-air missile.

»  The project Valiant was aimed to produce long-range ballistic missile.

»  Both Projects were considered failures.

»  Project Valiant was terminated in 1974 and Project Devil ended in 1980.

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