Indian Missile System – General Knowledge

Astra Missile

Features – Beyond visual range air-to-air missile
Range – A range of over 80km in head on mode and 20km in tail-chase mode

Shourya Missile

Features – Canisterised Surface-to-Surface missile
Range – 600 km

Sagarika Missile(K-15)

Features – Submarine-to-Surface Missile
Range – More than 700km

Akash Missile

Features – Medium range Surface-to-Air Missile
Range – 25 km

Nag Missile

Features – Third Generation-fire and forget-and-tank guided missile
Range – 4 to 6 km

Nirbhay Missile

Features – Long range subsonic cruise missile
Range – 1000 km

Dhanush Missile

Features – The Ship-based Surface-to-surface ballistic missile
Range – 300 to 350 km

BrahMos Missile (Joint ludo-Russia Venture)

Features – Supersonic cruise missile (can be launched from ships, submarines, aircraft, and land)
Range – 290 km

Prithvi-I (Army version)

Features – A single stage liquid-fuelled surface-to- surface missile
Range – 150 km

Prithivi-ll (Air force version)

Features – A single stage liquid-fuelled surface-to- surface missile
Range – 250 km

Prithvi-Ill (Naval Version)

Features – A two-stage surface-to-surface missile (first stage is solid fuelled and second stage is liquid fuelled)
Range – 350 km

Details of Indian Missile System as a Table

Missile NameFeaturesRange
Astra MissileBeyond visual range air-to-air missileA range of over 80km in head on mode and 20km in tail-chase mode
Shourya MissileCanisterised Surface-to-Surface missile600 km
Sagarika Missile(K-15)Submarien-to-Surface MissileMore than 700km
Akash MissileMedium range Surface-to-Air Missile25 km
Nag MissileThird Generation-fire and forget-and-tank guided missile4 to 6 km
Nirbhay MissileLong range subsonic cruise missile1000 km
Dhanush MissileThe Ship-based Surface-to-surface ballistic missile300 to 350 km
BrahMos Missile (Joint ludo-Russia Venture)Supersonic cruise missile (can be launched from ships, submarines, aricrafts and land)290 km
Prithvi-I (Army version)A single stage liquid-fuelled surface-to- surface missile150 km
Prithivi-ll (Air force version)A single stage liquid-fuelled surface-to- surface missile250 km
Prithvi-Ill (Naval Version)A two-stage surface-to-surface missile (first stage is solid fuelled and second stage is liquid fuelled)350 km

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