• Agni-1, Agni-2, Agni-3, Agni-4, Agni-5 and Agni-P.

• Designed & developed by DRDO.

• Family of medium to intercontinental range
ballistic missiles.

• can be fired from road- and rail-mobile launchers.

• powered by solid propellants.

• Agni-1 to Agni-5 – product of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Project (IGMDP).

• Inducted into Services to act as deterrence & meet the country’s security requirements – credible deterrence against China and Pakistan.

Agni missile range on map, source-Indiasnucleartraids pdf


• medium-range ballistic missile – range of 700-800 km. • weight – 12 tonnes; length – 15 meters.

• capable of carrying a conventional payload of
1,000 kg or a nuclear warhead at a speed of
2.5 km/s.

• operational with the
Strategic Force Command
of Indian Army.



• surface-to-surface nuclear-
capable missile.

• Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) – capable to cover the range of 2,000- 2,500 km.

• length is 20 meters, with the diameter of 1 meter.

• weight – 18 tonnes.

• 2 stages – solid propellant in
both of its stages.



• It is an IRBM – range of 2500-3,000 km.

• powerful solid propellant in its both stages.

• can carry a warhead of 1.5 tonnes.

• claimed that the missile’s circular error probable
(CEP) lies within of 40
meters – most accurate
and deadliest strategic
ballistic missiles of range
class in the world.



• range of 3500-4000km.

• earlier termed as Agni II

• can carry a warhead of 1

• two-stage missile.

• length is 20 meters and
launch weight is about 17



• intercontinental surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

• India’s first ICBM.

• range – more than 5,000 km

• long-range

• Length – 17.5 m; weight – 50

• 3 propulsion stages.

• can carry a warhead weighing more than a tonne. • uses a canister launch missile system or Canisterisation of missile.

Canisterisation of missile

• warheads are pre-mated to the delivery vehicle and kept sealed for storage and transport.

• provides increased readiness – shorter
response time with an ability to launch in “just a few minutes”.

• provides necessary operational flexibility to
the forces.

• enhances missile longevity – protects the solid fuel from the elements.

Agni-P missiles

• successfully test-fired.

• new-generation advanced variant of Agni class of missiles – advanced
version of the ‘Agni-1’ missile.

• designed and developed by DRDO.

• will strengthen India’s credible deterrence capabilities.

 Nuclear-capable ballistic missile.
 Canisterised missile.
 range – between 1,000 and 2,000 kms.
 surface to a surface missile that can
carry a payload of around 1,000 Kg or a nuclear warhead.
 two-stage missile – composite rocket motors.
 guidance systems equipped with electromechanical actuators.
 solid-fuelled weapon system – state-of- the-art navigation system.
 Can be fired from road and rail-mobile launchers.
 complete technology upgrade in every way possible – improved parameters, manoeuvring and accuracy.
 sleek missile that weighs less than its previous variant – due to the integration of new technologies.

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