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India Fires Agni-P Ballistic Missile

On December 18, India test fired its Agni-P medium-range ballistic missile. This marked the second Agni-P launch, with the first taking place in June 2021. The Agni-P is a two-stage missile that can range up to 2,000 km. It is a canister-launched system and weighs significantly less than the Agni-III.

India Tests Agni-V Ballistic Missile

On October 27, India flight tested an Agni-V ballistic missile from a test range in Odisha. In a release, India’s ministry of defense claimed the test was successful, and was conducted “in line with India’s stated policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins [its] commitment to ‘No First Use.'” The Agni-V is a solid-fueled,...

India Flight Tests Upgraded Surface-to-air Missile

On September 27, India successfully test fired an upgraded variant of its Akash surface-to-air missile. The upgraded missile, named Akash Prime, intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target in a flight test at India’s Integrated Test Range in Odisha. The Akash system entered Indian Army service in 2009.  Related Links: Successful Maiden Flight Test of...

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...