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List of Deadliest Missiles Used By India

AGNI-I

The Agni-1 is a short-range, road/rail-mobile, solid propellant ballistic missile. Falling between short-range and medium-range missile it fills the gap between AGNI-2 and India’s Prithvi Missile.

AGNI-I AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA Class: Short range ballistic missile (SBRM)

Possessed by: INDIA Payload: Single warhead 2000kg

Range: 700-1200 km Status: Operational

Warhead: Nuclear 20 or 45 kt, HE, sub munitions, FAE

AGNI-1

AGNI-2

The Agni-2 is a short-range, rail/road-mobile solid-propellant ballistic missile. Development on the Agni-2 variant begun on July 1997 after the original Agni missile program was canceled in 1996

AGNI-2 AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA Class: Medium range ballistic missile

Possessed by: INDIA Payload: Single warhead 1000kg

Range: 2000-3500 km Status: Operational

Warhead: Nuclear 150 or 200 kt, He

AGNI-2

AGNI-3

The Agni-3 is an intermediate-range, two-stage solid-propellant ballistic missile. Compared to the original Agni-1 and Agni-2, the Agni-3 is shorter, wider, and capable of delivering a heavier warhead.

AGNI-3 AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA Class: Intermediate range ballistic missile

Possessed by: INDIA Payload: Single warhead 2000kg

Range: 3000-3500 km Status: Operational

Warhead: Nuclear Fusion 200-300 kt , possible MIRV version

AGNI-4

The Agni-4 is a two-stage solid propellant missile with a length of 20.0 m and a launch weight of 17000 kg.

AGNI-4 AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA Class: Intermediate range ballistic missile

Possessed by: INDIA Payload: Single warhead 800 kg

Range: 3500-4000 km Status: N/A

Warhead: Nuclear 20 or 45 kt, Fusion 200-300 kt

AGNI-4

AGNI-5

The Agni-5 is India’s developing ICBM program which consists of a three-stage solid-fueled missile potentially with MIRV warheads. Though the missile has only been out to 5000 km. Classifying it is an intermediate-range missile. News reports and officials refer to missiles as an ICMB suggesting an extended range.

AGNI-5 AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA Class: Intercontinental ballistic missile

Possessed by: INDIA weight-48000-55000 kg

Range: 5000-8000+ km Status: Developing

Warhead: Unknown

AGNI-5

BrahMos

The BrahMos is a short-range, ramjet-powered, single warhead, supersonic anti-ship/land-attack cruise missile developed and manufactured by India and Russia.

BrahMos AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA,RUSSIA Class: Supersonic Cruise missile

Possessed by: INDIA Alternate name: PJ-10

Range:300-350 km Status: Operational

Warhead: Submunitions,He

BRAHMOS

DHANUSH

Dhanush Missile is a short-range , ship based ballistic missile probably with a liquid propellant base. That is the naval version of India’s Dhanush missile.

DHANUSH AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA Class: Short range ballistic missile

Possessed by: INDIA Basing: Ship launched

Range:250-400 km Status: Operational

Warhead: Nuclear , HE , FAE or chemical.

DHANUSH

NIRBHAY

The Nirbhay is India’s first indigenously produced cruise missile. The missile is similar in appearance to the US Tomahawk and the Russian SS-N-27 with it’s the cylindrical fuselage. So far it’s unclear whether the missile will be ground, sea, or air-launched but its test suggests at least a ground-launched version. Additionally, the DRDO is working on a road-mobile truck platform.

NIRBHAY AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA Class: subsonic cruise missile

Possessed by: INDIA Payload: 450 kg

Range:800-1000 km Status: Operational

Warhead: 12kt nuclear warhead

NIRBHAY

PRITHVI-1

The Prithvi class of ballistic missile make up most of India’s arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles, useful for more tactical and battlefield uses. All of these missiles are road-mobile allowing them to be deployed with maneuvering forces.

PRITHVI-I AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA Class: short range ballistic missile

Possessed by: INDIA Basing: ground-launched

Alternate Names: P-1,P-2,P-3 Status: Operational

PRITHVI-I

SAGARIKA/SHAURYA

The k-15 Sagarika is an indian submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) with a range of approximately 700km.

Early testing of shaurya happened on land with many suggesting it was the land-based version of Sagarika after tests in 2008 and 2011. The missile underwent its first undersea launch in march 2014 with an expanded range of 300km.

SAGARIKA/SHAURYA AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA Range: 700-750 km / 3000-3500 km (Shaurya)

Possessed by: INDIA Basing: Submarine launched

Propulsion : Two-stage solid propellant Diameter: 0.8m

EXOCET

The EXOCET missile series of a french short-range anti-ship cruise missile. There Exocet variants that differ by their launch platform and levels of modernization. These are the MM40 MM40 block3 sea and ground-launched model and the SM39 submarine-launched variant.

EXOCET MISSILE AT A GLANCE

Originated from: France Payload: single warhead

Possessed by: Numerous Range: 40-180km

Warhead: 165kg HE fragmentation or semi-armor piercing

PRITHVI-2/3

The Prithvi class of ballistic missiles is more useful for tactical and battlefield uses. All of the missiles are road-mobile allowing them to be deployed along with maneuvering forces.

PRITHVI-2/3 AT A GLANCE

Originated from: INDIA Status: operational

Possessed by: INDIA Basing: Ground launched

Alternate Names: P-1,P-2,P-3

PRITHVI MISSILE
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Kartik Sud

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5 Comments

  1. If I am not wrong then Brahmos is only manufactured in India and only used by India. Brahmos Aerospace manufactures them. One of my close friends works there as a researcher. And it’s based upon P800 onik. Russia neither uses nor manufactures Brahmos

    1. I have written that Russia and India have jointly made this missile I have not written that it is used by Russia there is a difference.

  2. Hey buddy, I wasn’t criticizing you, I was just adding a point. Brahmos aerospace is the company which offered highest of 17 lpa ctc package in NIT Durgapur mechanical last year. My close friend got that package. He is currently working in manufacturing plant which is only one of its kind.

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