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  • 09 December, 2023

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Agni Missiles

Recently, training launch of Short-Range Ballistic Missile ‘Agni-1’ was carried out successfully from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.

  • It is a family of medium to long-range surface-to-air ballistic missile.
  • Design and development – Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO)
  • Umbrella program – Integrated Guided Missile Program (IGMP)
  • Operated byStrategic Forces Command (SFC), a key tri-services formation that administers all the strategic assets and falls under the Nuclear Command Authority of India.
  • Purpose - To act as deterrence & meet the country’s security requirements.

Agni-I is the 1st in the series which was tested in 1989.


Range (Km)



Medium Range


  • Customised weapon load
  • Have high degree of precision


Medium Range


  • 2-stage canister missile
  • India’s 1st Multiple Independently targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) missile
  • Launch from train or road


Medium Range


  • Nuclear capable
  • Night operable


Intermediate Range

(Up to 3500)

  • Can target Pakistan and China




  • Launch from road mobile launcher


Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile


  • India’s 1st ICBM
  • Night capable


Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile


  • Under development
  • Launch from land and submarine


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