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Indian Ballistic and Cruise Missile Models

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Name: Agni-3
Other names: N/A
Type: Ballistic
Length: 16.7m
Diameter: 1.85m
Payload: 1800kg
Range: 5500+km
Status: Operational

Sources:
[1] ​"Agni-3," Jane's Strategic Weapon Systems-Offensive Weapons, 8 January 2014, IHS Jane's, https://janes.ihs.com.

Name: Agni-5
Other names: N/A
Type: Ballistic
Length: 17.5-20.0m
Diameter: 2.0-2.2m
Payload: MIRV-capable
Range: 5,000-8,000 km
Status: Development

Sources:
[1] "Agni-5," MissileThreat, 30 October 2012, www.missilethreat.com.
[2] "Canisterised Agni 5 ICBM Test fired successfully," Defense Research and Development Organization, 31 January 2015, www.drdo.gov.in.
[3] Norbert Brügge, "India's solid-fuel ballistic missile-family 'Agni,'" B14643, 2012, www.b14643.de
[4] Pallava Bagla, "Agni 5, India's Longest Range Ballistic Missile, Successfully Test-Fired," NDTV, ed. Amit Chaturvedi, 31 January 2015, www.ndtv.com.
[5] Rahul Bedi, "Agni-V missile to take India into elite nuclear club," BBC News, 19 April 2012, www.news.bbc.co.uk.

Name: BrahMos
Other names: None
Type: Cruise Missile
Length: 8.5m
Diameter: 650mm
Payload: 300kg
Range: 290 km
Status: Operational

Sources:
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Name: Prithvi
Other names: None
Type: Ballistic
Length: 9.4m
Diameter: 1.1m
Payload: 1000kg
Range: 250 km
Status: Operational

Sources:
[1] Robert Brügge, “India’s liquid-propellant SRBM “Prithvi,” B14643, www.b14643.de/Spacerockets
[2] DRDO Newsletter, Vol 29 No 9, DRDO, September 2009, www.drdo.gov.in
[3] “Launching Platforms for the Prithvi,” DRDO, August 2004, www.drdo.gov.in

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