Indian Ballistic and Cruise Missile Models

This article is a companion piece to India's missile page and missile table.

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

[1] ​"Agni-3," Jane's Strategic Weapon Systems-Offensive Weapons, 8 January 2014, IHS Jane's,

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

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

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

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

[1] Robert Brügge, “India's liquid-propellant SRBM "Prithvi," B14643,
[2] DRDO Newsletter, Vol 29 No 9, DRDO, September 2009,
[3] "Launching Platforms for the Prithvi", DRDO, August 2004,

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