Here are 7 Indian missiles which are capable of creating havoc and safeguarding country’s defence interests:  

1. Agni series:

Agni is an intercontinental range ballistic missile. It is a nuclear weapons capable surface to surface ballistic missile. The new Agni series will include Agni-1 (700 km), Agni-2 (2,000 km), Agni-3 (3,000 km), Agni-4 (4,000 km). Agni -5 is expected to have the longest striking range of 5,000 km. Agni-1 was first test launched in 1989. Agni-6 is still in a developmental stage. The expected range of this missile is 8,000 to 12,000 km.

2. Prithvi series:

Prithvi missile is India’s first indigenously built surface to surface missile. Prithvi-1 has a range of 150 kms. Prithvi-2 and Prithvi-3 have a range of 250 and 350 kms respectively. The missile was inducted into the Indian Army in 1994.

3. BrahMos:

This missile is named after Indian river Brahmaputra and Russian river Moskva. It is a short-range supersonic cruise missile. The missile has three variants: land based, naval based and air and submarine based. BrahMos was first test-fired in 2001 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur. It has an operational range between 290 and 300 kms.

4. Akash:

Akash missile is a medium range surface to air missile. It was successfully launched in 1990 for the first time. It has an intercept range of 30 kms. It has an inbuilt radar system which is used to intercept not only fighter jets but can also neutralise the cruise missiles.

5. Nag:

Nag missile is a fire and forget anti-tank missile. It is one of the five missile systems developed by DRDO under Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. It was first launched in 1988.

6. Dhanush:

Dhanush, a manoeuvring missile is a naval variant of Prithvi-II, and can carry a nuclear payload of 500 kg. The missile can hit both land and sea-based targets under 350 km range. It has already been inducted in the armed forces.

7. Prahaar:

Prahaar is a solid-fuel rocket surface-to-surface guided short-range tactical ballistic missile by DRDO. It has a range of 150 kms. Prahaar is capable of carrying different types of warheads and will be operated by the Army as a battle field support system.

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