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Exocet

The Exocet missile series of French short-range anti-ship cruise missile. There are six Exocet variants, which differ by their launch platforms and levels of modernization. These are the MM38, MM40, MM40 Block 2, and MM40 Block 3 sea- and ground-launched models, the AM39 air-launched model, and the SM39 sub-launched variant. Exocet Development The original Exocet missile,...

Nirbhay

Nirbhay is India’s first indigenously-produced cruise missile. The missile similar in appearance to the U.S. Tomahawk and the Russian Club SS-N-27 with its cylindrical fuselage. It equips a land-based mobile launcher but reports suggest potential deployment on submarines. Nirbhay Development The Nirbhay is India’s first indigenously-produced cruise missile. The missile is similar in appearance to...

BrahMos

The BrahMos (PJ-10) is a short-range, ramjet powered, single warhead, supersonic anti-ship/land attack cruise missile developed and manufactured by India and Russia. BrahMos Development The BrahMos, which derives its name from the Brahmaputra and Moscow rivers in India and Russia, is based on the earlier Russian design for the SS-N-26 (3M55 Oniks/Yakhont/Bastion) cruise missile. In...

Sagarika/Shaurya

The K-15 Sagarika is an Indian submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) with a range of approximately 700 km. Sagarika Development Development of the Sagarika is thought to have begun in the 1990s. The Sagarika has a maximum range of 700 km and is powered by a two-stage solid propellant motor. It has a reported length of 10.8...

Agni-V

The Agni-V is an Indian intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a range of over 5,000 km. It is an evolution of the Agni-III IRBM, featuring similar first- and second-stage motors with an added third stage. India first tested the solid-fueled missile in 2012, conducting subsequent tests in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2018. Unlike earlier missiles,...

Agni-IV

The Agni-IV is an Indian solid-fueled intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) with a range of up to 4,000 km. The two-stage missile, previously named Agni-II Prime, is a derivative of the Agni-II MRBM with extended range. India has flight tested the Agni-IV eight times since its first test in 2010. Agni-IV Development India’s Defence Research and...

Agni-III

The Agni-III is an Indian intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) with a range of 3,000 – 3,500 km. It entered service with India’s Strategic Forces Command in 2011, serving alongside the Agni-II as a nuclear delivery system. Agni-III Development India’s Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), a unit of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), began developing...

Agni-II

The Agni-II is an Indian medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) with a range of over 2,000 km. The two-stage, solid-fueled missile entered service with India’s Strategic Forces Command in 2004. Agni-II development India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) began developing the Agni-II in July 1997. It is an upgraded variant of the DRDO’s Agni technology...

Agni-I

The Agni-I is an Indian short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) with a range of 700 km. The Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command first deployed the nuclear-capable, road-mobile missile in 2007. Agni-I Development The Agni-I originated from India’s 1983 Integrated Guided Missile Development Program, which also developed the Prithvi, Nag, Akash, and Trishul missiles. India’s Defence Research...

Prahaar

The Prahaar is a short-range, solid propellant, road-mobile ballistic missile designed for tactical strikes against close range targets. Prahaar Development India began developing the Prahaar to replace its shorter range Prithvi-1. India’s acceptance to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) has also paved the way to export a version of the missile, the Pragati, which...

Dhanush

The Dhanush missile is an Indian short-range, ship-launched ballistic missile (ShLBM). It is the third variant of the Prithvi missile family, which includes the Prithvi I, Prithvi II, and the Prithivi Air Defense interceptor. It is probably liquid fueled, capable of carry nuclear or conventional payloads. Dhanush Development In 2000 the first Dhanush missile was...

Prithvi-II

The Prithvi-II is an Indian short-range ballistic missile with a range of 350 km. It is an upgraded variant of the Prithvi-I and shares its basic design with the ship-launched Dhanush and Prithvi Air Defense interceptor. In service with the Indian Air Force since 2003, the Prithvi-II serves as a nuclear delivery vehicle in India’s...

Prithvi-I

The Prithvi-I is an Indian short-range ballistic missile with a range of 150 km. It is the first in a lineage of indigenous land and sea-based missiles which includes the Prithvi-II, the ship-launched Dhanush, and the Prithvi Air Defense interceptor. The Indian Army has withdrawn the Prithvi-I from service and replaced it with the Prahaar...

Missiles of India

India’s missile arsenal serves a number of purposes in New Delhi’s defense strategy. Foremost, it support’s New Dehli’s nuclear deterrent posture against its main rivals Pakistan and China. The latter requirement has pushed India to develop longer-range missiles and to diversify its delivery platforms beyond mobile land-based missiles. To this end, India is developing ship- and sub-launched ballistic...