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Extended-range BrahMos Missile Fails Flight Test

On July 12, India unsuccessfully test fired an extended-range version of its BrahMos cruise missile. According to defense industry sources, the missile failed shortly after flight, likely due to propulsion system malfunctions. Jointly developed by India and Russia, the BrahMos missile travels at supersonic speeds and has a range of 300 km. The extended-range variant...

India Tests New Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

On June 28, India successfully flight tested the Agni-P, a new medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) “with a range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 km.” According to India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Agni-P is a canister-launched system weighing significantly less than the Agni-III. A DRDO official further stated that the Agni-P system featured...

India Tests Indigenous Surface-to-Air Missiles

On November 13 and 17, India conducted its first flight tests of an operationally-configured Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) in Chandipur on the country’s east coast. In a release, India’s Ministry of Defence stated that both missile tests successfully neutralized an aircraft-like unmanned target. The QRSAM is a medium-range air defense system comprising of a...

India Tests BrahMos Cruise Missile

On October 18, India successfully test launched a BrahMos cruise missile from a destroyer, striking a target in the Arabian Sea. In a release, India’s Ministry of Defence stated that the missile performed “extremely complex manoeuvres” in flight. India previously tested an extended-range variant of the BrahMos missile on September 30. Related Links: BrahMos Supersonic...

India Tests Multiple Missiles

Between September 30 and October 11, India fired two cruise missiles, a ballistic missile, and a anti-submarine missile in a series of tests. A fifth launch—of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile—will reportedly occur in the next 15 months. In the first test on September 30, Indian forces successfully launched an extended-range variant of the BrahMos...

India Tests Prithvi-II Ballistic Missile

On September 23, the Indian Army successfully launched a Prithvi-II short range ballistic missile (SRBM) in a routine test near Chandipur on the country’s east coast. In the nighttime test, Army and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) personnel fired a randomly-selected missile from a mobile launcher and tracked its flight until impact in the...

India Deploys Air Defenses Near Chinese Border

In late June, India’s armed forces deployed the Akash quick-reaction surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to eastern Ladakh in Kashmir amid tensions with China. The system was deployed “to prevent any misadventure by the Chinese Air Force fighter jets or the People’s Liberation Army choppers there,” Indian government officials told local media. The Akash is a...

US State Department Approves Harpoon Sale to India

On April 13, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $92 million sale of AGM-84L Harpoon air-launched missiles to India. The deal comprises 10 Harpoon missiles and associated parts, training equipment, and other program support. The missiles are planned to equip India’s P-8I aircraft.  Related Links: India – AGM-84L Harpoon Air-Launched Block II Missiles, Defense...

US State Department Approves NASAMS, Stinger Sale to India

On February 10, the U.S. Department of State approved a potential $1.87 billion sale of the NASAMS II integrated air defense system to India. Comprised of 5 AN/MPQ-64FI Sentinel radars and 118 AMRAAM C-7/C-8 missiles, the NASAMS system is intended to defend India’s National Capital Region. The potential sale also includes 135 Stinger surface-to-air missiles....

India Developing New Tactical Ballistic Missile

On February 7, Indian officials confirmed the ongoing development of the Pranash, a tactical ballistic missile with a 200 km range. The Pranash missile is reportedly an upgraded derivative of the solid-fueled Prahaar missile, which possesses a maximum range of 150 km. The officials also highlighted the missile’s export potential, noting the Pranash would “be...