Important Missiles of India GK notes for Competitive exams

Important Missiles of India GK notes for Competitive exams

Important Missiles of India GK notes for Competitive exams: Competitive Exams include many topics from various subjects. Defence Exams, one of the important competitive exams include many topics and also tough exam.

One of the subjects asked in Defence exams is Important Missiles of India which is a very important topic in the exam. Apart from the exam point of view, as a defence aspirant, it is important to be aware of our Missiles in India.

In this article, you will find the complete guide on List of Important Missiles of India.

List of Important Missiles of India

Being an Indian citizen everyone should know about our Missiles and a little information about our Indian Army. So, here is the list of important Missiles of India. Go through the list and be well prepared for all competitive exams.

Category of Important Indian Missiles:

  • Surface-To-Air Missiles
  • Air-to-air missiles
  • Surface-to-surface missiles
  • Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD)/Interceptor Missiles
  • Cruise Missiles
  • Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles
  • Anti-Tank Missiles

Important Fact About Missiles Of India:

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is the organisation responsible for the military’s research and development.
  • Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is also known as the “Missile Man of India”
  • India is the first nuclear weapons country to have a no first use policy.
  • Prithvi was the first missile to be built by India.
  • BrahMos, the world’s fastest cruise missile is developed jointly by India & Russia and named after two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia.

For various examinations like Defence exams, Bank exams, SSC exam, Railway exam, Insurance, and many others include questions from Missiles of India in General Knowledge section. As most of the people are aware or not, India’s Military Force is ranked in the Position.

The below table gives the list of important Missiles which are used by Indian Armed Forces or they are currently at different stages of development:

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 Missile 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 Trishul Short-Range surface to air missile 9 km There were problems in this missile as it could not hit its targets. Hence, this programme was officially closed in 2008 by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). This missile was not inducted by the Indian Armed Forces. India, decided to import Barak Missiles from Israel.
Akash Missile (There are 3 Variants at different stages of development – Akash-1S, Akash Mark-II, Akash-NG) Medium-range surface-to-air missile Akash -1S (18 – 30 Km)Akash Mk-II (35 – 40 Km)

Akash-NG (More than 50 Km)

Mach 2.5 to 3.5
Barak 8 Long-Range surface to air Missile 100 km Mach 2
Surface-to-surface Missiles 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 Around 3,000 km 5–6 km/s
Agni-IV Intermediate-range ballistic missile Around 4,000 km Mach 7
Agni-V Intercontinental ballistic missile Around5,000 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 BrahMos Supersonic cruise missile 290 km Mach 2.8 to 3 Mach
BrahMos II Hypersonic cruise missile 450 – 600 km Mach 7
Nirbhay Subsonic cruise missile 1,000 – 1500 km Mach 0.8
Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Systems / Interceptor Missiles Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude – 80 km Mach 5+
Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude – 150 km Mach 4.5
Advanced Air Defence (AAD) /Ashwin Ballistic Missile Interceptor Endoatmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude – 30 km
Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles
Sagarika (K-15) Ballistic Missile Around 750 Km
K-4 Ballistic Missile Around 3,000 km
K-5 Ballistic Missile Around 5,000 km
Anti-Tank Missile Amogha Anti-Tank Guided Missile 2.8 km
Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile 500 m – 4 km 230 m/s
Helina Anti-Tank Guided Missile 7 – 10 km

Thus, candidates who are appearing for any competitive exams can start preparing well for the exams, you should know the List of Important Missiles of India with this piece of information. Along with this, candidates can refer to the latest GK Books available online.

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