Friday, 22 May 2020

Facts to know...

In the year 1989 on 22nd May, India's Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni was successfully tasted in Chandipur, Orissa. 

The Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) was launched in 1983.
This program was launched with an agenda to develop five missile systems in the country – Trishul, Akash, Nag, Prithvi, and Agni-I.
These above missiles are of the intermediate-range surface-to-surface missile.
Tessy Thomas who is an Indian scientist and Director General of Aeronautical Systems and the former Project Director for Agni-IV missile in Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) is known as the ‘Missile Woman’ of India.
Prithvi was the first Indian single staged liquid-fuelled surface-to-surface Missile.

Air-to-air missiles- MICA, Astra Missile, Novator K100.
Surface-To-Air Missiles- Trishul, Akash, Barak 8.
Surface-to-surface Missiles- Agni-I, Agni-II, Agni-III, Agni-IV, Agni-V, Prithvi I, Prithvi II, Dhanush, Shaurya, Prahaar.
Cruise Missiles- BrahMos, BrahMos II, Nirbhay.
Defence Missile- Prithvi Air Defence, Prithvi Defence Vehicle, Advanced Air Defence.
Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles- Ashwin, Sagarika, K-4, K-5.
Anti-Tank Missile- Amogha, Nag, Helina.

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