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Explained : India’s Missile Capability

Recently A Seminar was organised by DRDO which was attended by Our honorable Defense Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh where he encouraged scientists to work toward enhancement of India’s Defense Technology, Recently our Neighbor China has successfully conducted the test of Hyper sonic Glide Vehicle  which circled the Globe but missed the target by just a few Kilometres.

In this article we will analyze where do we stand in the race of weapon supremacy

Category of Important Indian Missiles:

Air-to-Air Missiles

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
MICA Air-to-Air Missiles 500 m to 80 km Mach 4
Astra Air-to-Air Missiles 80-110 km Mach 4.5 +
Novator K-100 Medium Range air-to-air missile 300–400 km Mach 3.3

Surface-To-Air Missiles

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
Trishul Short-Range surface to air missile 9 km
Akash Missile Medium-range surface-to-air missile 30-35km Mach 2.5 to 3.5
Barak 8 Long-Range surface to air Missile 100 km Mach 2

Surface-to-Surface Missiles

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
Agni-I Medium-range ballistic missile 700-1250 km Mach 7.5
Agni-II Intermediate-range ballistic missile 2,000–3,000 km Mach 12
Agni-III Intermediate-range ballistic missile 3,500 km – 5,000 km 5–6 km/s
Agni-IV Intermediate-range ballistic missile 3,000 – 4,000 km Mach 7
Agni-V Intercontinental ballistic missile 5000 – 8000 Km Mach 24
Prithvi I Short-Range Ballistic Missile 150 km
Prithvi II Short-Range Ballistic Missile 350 km
Dhanush Short-Range Ballistic Missile 350 – 600 km
Shaurya Medium-Range Ballistic Missile 750 to 1,900 km
Prahaar Short-Range Ballistic Missile 150 km

 

Cruise Missiles

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
BrahMos Supersonic cruise missile 290 km Mach 2.8 to 3 Mach
BrahMos II Hypersonic cruise missile 300km Mach 7
Nirbhay Subsonic cruise missile 1,000 -1500 km Mach 0.8

Defense Missile

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
Prithvi Air Defence Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude- 80km Mach 5+
Prithvi Defence Vehicle Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude- 30km Mach 4.5
Advanced Air Defence Endoatmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude- 120km

Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
Ashwin Ballistic Missile 150-200km Mach 4.5
Sagarika Ballistic Missile 700 – 1900 Km
K-4 Ballistic Missile 3,500–5,000 km
K-5 Ballistic Missile 6,000 km

Anti-Tank Missile

Name of the Missile Type of Missile Operational Range Speed
Amogha Anti-Tank Guided Missile 2.8 km
Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile 4km 230 m/s
Helina Anti-Tank Guided Missile 7-8km

Recent Developments in Indian Missile Program (2021)

Let’s look into key development in our Defense Technology  this Year

  • According to US Congressional Report India is among the few countries which are developing Hypersonic Missiles.
  • India Successfully test fired surface to surface ballistic missile Agni-5 this year in october.
  • This year in a lecture at JNU DRDO chief reportedly said that India is now Atmanirbhar in missile technology and is working toward its advancement.
  •  The 5th generation Python-5 air-to-air missile  was added by Tejas in its air-to-air weapons capability.
  • DRDO opened up missile production partnership for Indian private sectorwhich could be a game changer.

India vs Belligerent Neighbors

India is a Peace loving nations and our soldiers at borders try their best to maintain peace and security in the country but two of our neighbors are quite restless and often try to push India into loggerhead situations so it is strategically and  politically important for us to keep update and alert about the developments in China and Pakistan.

China without any doubt is ahead of us in Warfare Technology owing to the fund allocated for its Defense sector and its Robust Technology but India is trying its best remain in the competition

Pakistan is quite backward in the Technology but it is often helped by China so it is a matter of concern for India and it is important to be ready in all measures for upcoming Security Risks.

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India’s Missile Capability: FAQs

Q1. Which missile India has launched recently?

Ans. Agni-5 missile was recently launched by India.

Q2. Who is father of missile in India?

Ans. President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is known as Father of Missile in India.
Q3. Who discovered rocket in India?
Ans. In 1792, the first iron-cased rockets were successfully developed and used by Tipu Sultan
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