Indian Missile System and Indian Navy Ships

Important Indian Missile System

Ballistic Missile

Missile Type Specifications Special Notes
Prithvi I SRBM SSM Range- 150 Km
Payload- 1000 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Nuclear Capable.
Used by Army.
Prithvi II SRBM SSM Range- 250 – 350 Km
Payload- 500-1000 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Nuclear Capable.
Used by Army & Airforce.
Prithvi III SRBM SSM Range- 350 – 600 Km
Payload- 250 - 500 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Nuclear Capable.
Used by Army, Airforce & Navy.
Specialised Naval version called Dhanush.
Agni I MRBM SSM Range- 700 – 1250 Km
Payload- 1000 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Long Range & Nuclear Capable.
Agni II IRBM SSM Range- 2000 – 3500 Km
Payload- 750 – 1000 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Long Range & Nuclear Capable.
Agni III IRBM SSM Range- 3500 – 4000 Km
Payload- 2000-2500 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Long Range & Nuclear Capable.
Agni IV IRBM SSM Range- 3000 – 5000 Km
Payload- 800-1000 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Long Range & Nuclear Capable.
Agni V ICBM SSM Range- 5500 – 8000 Km
Payload- 1500 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Long Range & Nuclear Capable.
It is in testing phase.
Agni VI ICBM SSM Range- 8000-10000 Km
Payload- 1000 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Long Range & Nuclear Capable.
It is under development.
Shaurya SRBM SSM Range- 700 Km
Payload- 1000 Kg
Altitude threshold- 40 Km
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO.
Tactical Hypersonic missile.
Nuclear Capable.
Used by Army.
Prahhar SRBM SSM Range- 150 Km
Altitude threshold- 35 Km
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Equipped with omnidirectional warheads and could be used for striking both tactical and strategic targets.
Used by Army & Airforce.
K-15
Sagarika
SLBM Range- 750 – 1500 Km
Payload- 1000 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Submarine launched version of Shaurya.
Nuclear Capable.
To be used by INS Arihant.
K-4 SLBM Range- 3500 – 5000 Km
Payload- 1000-2500 Kg
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
Submarine launched version of Agni.
Nuclear Capable.
To be used by INS Arihant.
It is under development.

Cruise Missile

Missile Type Specifications Special Notes
Brahmos I Supersonic Range- 290 Km
Altitude threshold- 14 Km
Mach 2-3
Developed by DRDO & Russia.
Launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land.
World's fastest anti-ship cruise missile.
Brahmos= Brahmaputra (Indian River) + Moskva (Russian River)
Nuclear Capable.
Brahmos II Hypersonic Mach 7-8 It is under development.
Nirbhay Subsonic Range- 1000–1500 km Developed & Manufactured by DRDO.
All-weather, low-cost, long-range cruise missile.
Nuclear Capable.

Other Important Missile

Missile Type Specifications Special Notes
Akash MRBM SAM
(Mobile)
Range- 30 Km
Altitude threshold- 18 Km
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO, OFB, BDL & BEL.
It can neutralise fighter jets, cruise missiles, air-to-surface missiles & ballistic missiles.
It can engage multiple targets simultaneously.
Used by Army & Air force.
Trishul SRBM SAM
(ship launched)
Range- 9 Km Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
It is launched by ships & can neutralised aircraft & missiles in lower altitude.
Used by Navy.
Nag Anti-Tank Missiles Range 7–8 km Developed & Manufactured by DRDO & BDL.
It is a fire-and-forget anti-tank missile.
HELINA is a Helicopter-launched version of Nag. NAMICA is a Nag Missile Carrier version for army to destroy enemy tank.
Astra Air-to-Air Missile Range- 20-110 Km
(variable)
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO.
Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM).
Used by Airforce to neutralised enemy planes.


Missile Defence Systems

System Type Specifications Special Notes
Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) Ballistic missile defence High-altitude interception These two system together can destroy incoming ballistic missiles launched from as far as 2,500 km.
Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Ballistic missile defence Lower altitude interception
Barak-8 Cruise missile defence Range- 90 Km
Altitude threshold- 16 Km
Developed by IAI, Israel and DRDO.
Medium range SAM missile defence system.
It can neutralise fighter jets, cruise missiles, air-to-surface missiles & ballistic missiles.
It can engage multiple targets simultaneously.
Proposed for Army, Airforce & Navy.
Akash missile defence system Cruise missile defence Range- 30 Km
Altitude threshold- 18 Km
Developed & Manufactured by DRDO, OFB, BDL & BEL.
It can neutralise fighter jets, cruise missiles, air-to-surface missiles & ballistic missiles.
It can engage multiple targets simultaneously.
Used by Army & Air force.
S-400 Triumf SAM
(Mobile)
Range- 40-400 Km
(variable)
Purchased by Russia.
It can neutralise fighter jets, cruise missiles, air-to-surface missiles & ballistic missiles.

Acronyms used


  • SRBM- Short Range Ballistic Missile
  • MRBM- Medium Range Ballistic Missile
  • IRBM- Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile
  • ICBM- Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile
  • SLBM- Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile
  • SAM- Surface-to-Air Missile
  • SSM- Surface-to-Surface Missile

Important Indian Navy Ships

Operational fleet - 1 aircraft carrier, 1 nuclear-powered attack submarine, 1 ballistic missile submarine, 13 conventionally-powered attack submarines, 11 destroyers, 14 frigates, 23 corvettes, 1 amphibious transport dock, 8 landing ship tanks,4 mine countermeasure vessels, 4 fleet tankers and various other auxiliary vessels.
In addition of above, Indian Navy Air Arm consists of fighter jets, helicopters & other various aircraft. We will discuss it later.

Aircraft Carrier

Ship Specifications Special Notes
INS Vikrant
(Retired)
Majestic class
Displacement:16,000 tons
Length: 210 m
Speed: 25 knots
Range:12,000 nmi
(22,000 km)
Commissioned 1961 & Decommissioned 1997 in Indian Navy.
Originally named HMS Hercules.
First aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy.
Provided blockade of East Pakistan during the 1971 War.
Converted to museum & scrapped in 2014.
INS Virat
(Retired)
Centaur Class
Displacement: 23,900 tons
Length: 226.5 m
Speed: 28 knots
Range: 6,500 mi
(10,500 km)
Commissioned 1987 & Decommissioned 2017 in Indian Navy.
It was the oldest aircraft carrier in service.
Commissioned in 1959 as HMS Hermes in British Navy & decommissioned in 1984.
26 aircraft can be carried.
Operational Aircraft- Sea Harrier fighter jets, Sea King, Chetak & Dhruv helicopters.
STOVL carrier- Short Take-Off & Vertical Landing.
INS Vikramaditya Kiev Class
Displacement: 45,400 tons
Length: 283.5 metres
Speed: 30 knots
Range: 13,500 nautical miles (25,000 km)
Commissioned 2013.
Purchased at cost of $2.35 billion.
Originally named Baku then named Admiral Gorshkov by Russia.
36 aircraft can be carried.
Operational Aircraft- MiG-29K fighters & Kamov helicopters
STOBAR carrier- Short Take-Off But Arrested Recovery
INS Vikrant
(Planned)
Vikrant Class
Displacement: 40,000 tons
Length: 262 m
Speed: 28 knots
Range: 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km)
It is under construction.
Manufactured by Cochin Shipyard Limited.
It will be completed by 2018.
30-40 Aircraft can be carried.

Submarine

Ship Specifications Special Notes
INS Arihant Arihant Class
Displacement: 6,000 tonnes
Length: 112 m
Speed: Surfaced: 12–15 knots Submerged: 24 knots
Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine.
Commissioned in 2016.
Built by India.
First nuclear ballistic missile submarine.
SLBM Missiles & Torpedoes.
INS Aridhaman & other Arihant class submarines are under construction. (Planned)
INS Chakra Akula Class
Displacement:8,140 tonnes
Length: 108.0–111.7 m
Nuclear-powered attack submarine.
10-year lease from Russia in 2012.
Second Akula class submarine will be delivered in 2020.
(Planned)
INS Sindhughosh
INS Sindhudhvaj
INS Sindhuraj
INS Sindhuvir
INS Sindhuratna
INS Sindhukesari
INS Sindhukirti
INS Sindhuvijay
INS Sindhurashtra
Sindhughosh class
Displacement: 3,000 tonnes Diving depth: 300 meters
Speed: 18 knots
Conventionally-powered attack submarines
Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines.
Built by Russia & India.
Equipped with Anti-ship cruise missile.
INS Sindhurakshak exploded and sank in Mumbai in 2013.
INS Shishumar
INS Shankush
INS Shalki
INS Shankul
Shishumar class
Displacement: 1660 tons Speed: 22 knots
Conventionally-powered attack submarines
Diesel-electric Attack submarines
Built by Germany & MDL India.
Indigenous SSN class submarines
(Planned)
SSN class
Displacement: 6,000 tonnes
Six Planned Attack Submarine.
Nuclear-powered attack submarine.


Note-


Destroyers Frigate Corvette
Ships with guided missiles.
For missions like supporting aircraft carrier, strike group and surface strike group.
Larger than both.
Used to assist amphibious, expeditionary forces and replenish groups, and also merchant convoys. Smaller than destroyers & larger than corvette. Small & lightly armed warship. Smaller than both but larger than a coastal patrol craft or fast attack craft.

Destroyers

Ship Specifications Special Notes
Kolkata class destroyers
INS Kolkata
INS Kochi
INS Chennai
Stealth guided missile destroyer
Displacement: 7,400 tonnes
Length: 163 m
Speed: 30 knots
Range: 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km)
Project 15A
Built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).
Fully designed and built in India.
Largest destroyers operated by the Indian Navy.
Improved version of Delhi class.
Stealth technology.
Delhi class destroyers
INS Delhi
INS Mysore
INS Mumbai
Guided missile destroyer
Displacement- 6,200 tonnes
Speed: 28 knots
Range: 5,000 mi (8,000 km)
Built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).
Fully designed and built in India.
Rajput class destroyers
INS Rajput
INS Rana
INS Ranjit
INS Ranvir
INS Ranvijay
Guided missile destroyer
Displacement- 4,974 tonnes
Length: 147 m
Speed: 35 knots
Range: 4,000 mi (6,400 km)
Built by Russia.
Improved versions of Soviet Kashin-class destroyers.
First ships to deploy the BrahMos
Visakhapatnam class destroyer
(Planned)
Stealth guided missile destroyer
Displacement: 7,400 tonnes
Length: 163 m
Speed: 30 knots
Project 15B.
Built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).
Improved version of Kolkata class.
Stealth technology.

Frigates

Ship Specifications Special Notes
Shivalik class
INS Shivalik
INS Satpura
INS Sahyadri
Stealth guided missile frigate Multi-role frigates.
First stealth warships built in India.
Built by Mazagon Dock Limited.
Improved version of Talwar class.
Improved stealth features and land attacking capabilities.
Talwar class
INS Talwar
INS Trishul
INS Tabar
INS Teg
INS Tarkash
INS Trikand
Stealth guided missile frigate Built by Russia.
Improved version of Brahmaputra class.
Stealth features and better armament.
Brahmaputra class
INS Brahmaputra
INS Betwa
INS Beas
Guided missile frigate Built in India by GRSE.
Improved version of Godavari class.
Godavari class
INS Ganga
INS Gomati
Guided missile frigate INS Godavari decommissioned.
Built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).
Other two will be decommissioned soon
Project 17A-class frigate
(Planned)
Stealth guided-missile frigate Project 17 Shivalik-class frigate
Seven ships
Built by MDL and GRSE.
Construction starts by 2017.

Corvette

Ship Specifications Special Notes
Kamorta Class
INS Kamorta
INS Kadmatt
INS Kiltan
INS Kavaratti(Planned)
Stealth ASW Corvette Especially for Anti-submarine warfare.
Built by GRSE.
First anti-submarine warfare stealth corvettes built in India.
INS Kiltan inducted last month.
Kora Class
INS Kora
INS Kirch
INS Kulish
INS Karmuk
Corvette Built by GRSE and outfitted by MDL.
Guided missile corvettes.
Surface combatants role.
Khukri Class
INS Khukri
INS Kuthar
INS Kirpan
INS Khanjar
Corvette Built at by GRSE and MDL.
Abhay Class
INS Abhay
INS Ajay
INS Akshay
Corvette Customised variants of Soviet corvettes.
Coastal patrol and anti-submarine warfare role.
INS Agray decommissioned.
Veer Class
INS Nirbhik
INS Nishank
INS Nirghat
INS Vibhuti
INS Vipul
INS Vinash
INS Vidyut
INS Nashak
INS Prabal
INS Pralaya
Corvette Built at by GSL and MDL.
Customised variants of Soviet corvettes.
Part of Killer Missile Vessel Squadron.
INS Veer & INS Nipat decommissioned

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