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Indian Missiles

 

Indian Missiles with Range (Ballistic Type) : Prithvi
It is India's first indigenously built tactical "surface to surface" missile. It has a maximum range of 300 Km. It was first test fired in year 1988 from Sriharikota. It was induced into Indian Army in year 1994. Prithvi I is considered as India's first indigenous ballistic missile. Naval variant of the Prithvi missiles are called Dhanush.  All the variants of Prithvi can carry nuclear warheads.
Missile
Type, Details
From-To
Status
Prithvi I
SRBM
Surface to Surface
Not in service
Prithvi II
SRBM
Surface to Surface
In service
Prithvi III
SRBM
Surface to Surface
In service
Dhanush
Naval variant of Prithvi II
Sea to Sea/Surface
In service
 
Trishul:
It is a short range "surface to air" missile. It was designed for the primary function of defending naval ships against any missile attack, although it can be used to intercept low flying targets on land also. It was first successfully test launched in year 1988. This missile has been removed from service in year 2008.
Missile
Type, Details
From-To
Status
Trishul
Short range for Navy
Surface to air
Not in service
 
 
Akash:
It is a medium range multi target surface to air missile. Its primary use is to destroy flying targets in air like Fighter jets, and cruise missiles etc. It was successfully test launched in 1990. This missile was first designed by DRDO. It has inbuilt radar system which is used to intercept not only fighter jets but can also neutralise the cruise missiles. It is fully mobile system and its launching platform is developed in such a way that it can be fitted both on a wheel and track type vehicle.
Missile
Type, Details
From-To
Status
Akash
Short Range
Surface to air
In service
 
Nag:
It is a third generation, fire and forget type anti-tank guided missile. It was first test launched in year 1988. Its body is completely made up of fibre. It has a unique feature which differentiates it from others is that its smoke is totally invisible. Most of the missiles generally leave heavy long smoke trail. The invisible smoke of Nag ensures that no one can find out the missile came from which direction. 
Missile
Type, Details
From-To
Status
Nag
Fire and forget, anti tank, guided
Surface to surface, Air to surface
In service
 
Agni:
It is an intermediate to long range ballistic surface to surface missile. Agni series consists of 6 different types namely Agni I, Agni II, Agni III, Agni IV, Agni V and Agni VI. Agni series missiles differ from other missiles in the fact that Agni missiles are multi stage type while other missiles are single stage. 
Missile
Type, Details
From-To
Status
Agni I
MRBM, Single Stage
Surface to Surface
In service
Agni II
IRBM, Two Stage
Surface to Surface
In service
Agni III
IRBM, Two Stage
Surface to Surface
In service
Agni IV
IRBM, Two Stage
Surface to Surface
In service
Agni V
ICBM, 3 stage
Surface to Surface
In service
Agni VI
ICBM, 4 stage
Surface to Surface
Development stage
 
Ship Defense Surface to Air Missiles (SAM):
Barak 1 and Barak 8 are the surface to air missiles for Ship defense. Barak series missiles are basically Ship defense missiles which are used against aircrafts, anti-ship missiles. Barak series of missiles are developed as a joint venture between DRDO, India and Israel. Barak missiles are fitted on Shivalik class frigates and aircraft carriers INS Virat and INS Vikramaditya.
Missile
Type, Details
From-To
Status
Barak 1
SRSAM, (short range surface to air missile) , Ship Defense
Ship to air, Ship to surface
In service, fitted on Shivalik class frigates
Barak 8
SRSAM, Ship Defense
Ship to air, Ship to surface
In service, fitted on Kolkata class destroyers

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Brahmos:
It is named on Indian river Brahmaputra and Russian river Moskva. It earns the reputation of World's fastest cruise missile. It was developed as a joint venture between DRDO and Russia. It has three variants-
       (i)   land based, 
       (ii)  Naval based,
       (iii) Air and Submarine based.
The land based and Naval based are already inducted in service while the Air and submarine based variants are still in development stage. The land based variant was first test fired in 2001 at Chandipur while the Naval based variant was test fired on 5 March 2008 from INS Rajput.
Missile
Type, Details
From-To
Status
Brahmos
Cruise missile
Land, Naval, Air
In service
 
Nirbhay:
It is India's indigenously developed subsonic Cruise Missile. This missile has the flexibility to be launched from land, air and naval base. The unique feature which distinguishes it from others is that it is completely stealth.
Missile
Type, Details
From-To
Status
Nirbhay
Stealth, subsonic, Cruise
Land, Naval, Air
In Production stage

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List of all Indian Missiles with Range

Missile
Type, Details
From-To
Status
Astra
Beyond visual range,
Air to Air
In service
K4
SLBM (Submarine launched ballistic missile)
Under water to surface
In Development
Prahaar
Tactical Ballistic Missile, Quick reaction, Omnidirectional warhead
Surface to surface
In service
Sagarika (K15)
SLBM
Under water to surface
In service
Shaurya
Hypersonic, Canister launched
Surface to Surface
In service

 

 

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