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List of India’s Most Powerful Missiles

The defense is an important segment in most of the competitive exams with the General knowledge section. In this article, we see the list of the various missiles of India.

What is Missile?

Missile is a rocket-propelled weapon designed to deliver an explosive warhead with great accuracy at high speed.

Category of Important Indian Missiles:

  • Surface-To-Air Missiles
  • Air-to-air missiles
  • Surface-to-surface missiles
  • Defence Missile
  • Cruise Missiles
  • Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles
  • Anti-Tank Missile

Air-to-air Missiles

Name of the MissileType of MissileOperational RangeSpeed
MICAAir-to-Air Missiles500 m to 80 kmMach 4
AstraAir-to-Air Missiles80-110 kmMach 4.5 +
Novator K-100Medium Range air-to-air missile300–400 kmMach 3.3

Surface-To-Air Missiles

Name of the MissileType of MissileOperational RangeSpeed
TrishulShort-Range surface to air missile9 km
Akash MissileMedium-range surface-to-air missile30-35kmMach 2.5 to 3.5
Barak 8Long-Range surface to air Missile100 kmMach 2

Surface-to-surface Missiles

Name of the MissileType of MissileOperational RangeSpeed
Agni-IMedium-range ballistic missile700-1250 kmMach 7.5
Agni-IIIntermediate-range ballistic missile2,000–3,000 kmMach 12
Agni-IIIIntermediate-range ballistic missile3,500 km – 5,000 km5–6 km/s
Agni-IVIntermediate-range ballistic missile3,000 – 4,000 kmMach 7
Agni-VIntercontinental ballistic missile5000 – 8000 KmMach 24
Prithvi IShort-Range Ballistic Missile150 km
Prithvi IIShort-Range Ballistic Missile350 km
DhanushShort-Range Ballistic Missile350 – 600 km
ShauryaMedium-Range Ballistic Missile750 to 1,900 km
PrahaarShort-Range Ballistic Missile150 km

Cruise Missiles

Name of the MissileType of MissileOperational RangeSpeed
BrahMosSupersonic cruise missile290 kmMach 2.8 to 3 Mach
BrahMos IIHypersonic cruise missile300kmMach 7
NirbhaySubsonic cruise missile1,000 -1500 kmMach 0.8

Defense Missile

Name of the MissileType of MissileOperational RangeSpeed
Prithvi Air DefenceExo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missileAltitude- 80kmMach 5+
Prithvi Defence VehicleExo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missileAltitude- 30kmMach 4.5
Advanced Air DefenceEndoatmospheric Anti-ballistic missileAltitude- 120km

Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles

Name of the MissileType of MissileOperational RangeSpeed
AshwinBallistic Missile150-200kmMach 4.5
SagarikaBallistic Missile700 – 1900 Km
K-4Ballistic Missile3,500–5,000 km
K-5Ballistic Missile6,000 km

Anti-Tank Missile

Name of the MissileType of MissileOperational RangeSpeed
AmoghaAnti-Tank Guided Missile2.8 km
NagAnti-Tank Guided Missile4km230 m/s
HelinaAnti-Tank Guided Missile7-8km
Utkarsh Gaur
HVAC design engineer have a knowledge of various software of design and drafting,1+ year experience of working in design field and additionally BIM segment.A defense lover who Love to explore and ready to learn and share new things.

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