India’s Expanding Missile Force

Test Launch of the K-15 (aka B0-5) SLBM, January 2013 (Courtesy: Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO))

This chart provides information on India’s arsenal of ballistic and cruise missiles. It is updated on a rolling basis to include the dates of the latest tests and other developments as they occur. An asterisk beside a data point indicates that this information did not come from an official source but from a reliable, secondary source.

NameTypeRangeStages/FuelPayload CapacityLast Reported TestInducted?Nuclear Capable?
Prithvi-IBallistic150 kmSingle/Liquid800 kg*May 2007Y(a)Y
Prithvi-IIBallistic350 kmSingle/Liquid500-1,000 kgFebruary 2018(b)*YY
DhanushBallistic350 kmSingle/Liquid500 kgFebruary 2018*Y*Y
Agni-IBallistic700 – 900 kmSingle/Solid*1,000 kg*February 2018*YY*
Agni-IIBallistic2,000 kmTwo/Solid1 tonFebruary 2018*YY
Agni-IIIBallistic3,500 kmTwo/Solid1.5 tonsApril 2017*YY*
Agni-IVBallistic4,000 kmTwo/Solid1,000 kg*January 2017Y*Y
Agni-VBallistic+5,000 kmThree/Solid1,000 kg*January 2018NY
PrahaarBallistic150 kmSingle/Solid200 kgJuly 2011N*N*
PragatiBallistic*60 km – 170 km*Single/Solid*200 kgNot TestedN*N*
K-15 (aka B0-5)SLBM(c)750 km*Two/Solid*1,000 kg*January 2013NY*
K-4SLBM*3,500 km*Two/Solid*UnknownDecember 2017(d)*N*Y*
BrahMosCruise290 – 400 kmTwo/Solid and Liquid(e)200-300 kgMarch 2018(f)N-I: Y

B-I: Y




NirbhayCruise1,000 kmTwo/solid and liquid(g)450 kg*November 2017N*Y*

a. The Prithvi-I will reportedly be withdrawn from service and upgraded.

b. India reportedly conducted two tests of the Prithvi II in February 2018, one on February 7 and the second on February 21. The second test launch took place at night.

c. Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile.

d. This test was reportedly not successful.

e. The boost phase is solid-fueled while the cruise phase is powered by a liquid ramjet engine.

f. The BrahMos is deployed on multiple platforms. Each deployment has its own designation. N-I refers to deployments on surface naval vessels. Blocks (B) I-III refer to deployments with the Indian Army. ALCM refers to Air-Launched Cruise Missiles and SLCM refers to Submarine-Launched Cruise Missiles.

g. The boost phase is solid-fueled while the cruise phase is powered by a liquid turbofan engine.