Published On: Thu, Mar 17th, 2011

IGMDP-Integrated Guided Missile Development Program

The Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) was an Indian Ministry of Defence program between the early 1980s and 2007 for the development of a comprehensive range of missiles, including the intermediate range Agni missile (Surface to Surface), and short range missiles such as the Prithvi ballistic missile (Surface to Surface), Akash missile (Surface to Air), Trishul missile (Surface to Air) and Nag Missile (Anti Tank). The program was managed by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in partnership with other Indian government labs and research centres. One of the most prominent chief engineers on the project, Dr. Abdul Kalam went on to become the President of India.

Indian Missiles  and its details

Agni-I SRBM 850 km 1,000 kg Operational
Agni-II MRBM 2,500 km 500 kg – 1,000 kg Operational
Agni-III ICBM 3,500 km – 5,500 km 2,490 kg Operational
Agni-V ICBM 5,000 km – 6,000 km 3,000 kg+ Under Development
Agni 3SL ICBM 5,200 km – 11,600 km 700 kg – 1,400 kg Under Development

Akash SAM 30 km 60 kg Operational

BrahMos-I Supersonic Cruise Missile 290 km 300 kg Operational

Dhanush SRBM 350 km 500 kg Operational

Prithvi-I SRBM 150 km 1000 kg Operational
Prithvi-II SRBM 250 km 500 kg Operational
Prithvi-III SRBM 350 km 500 kg Operational


The K-15 Sagarika  missile is a submarine-launched variant of the Prithvi missile with a range of 700 km.[25][26] Sagarika is a two-stage surface-to-surface missile for launch from submarines. The first stage is an underwater booster that powers the missile to 5 km above the surface of the ocean. A second solid-fueled stage with a 16 metric ton force (157 kN) thrust motor then propels the missile over 700 km.


Dhanush is a ship-launched variant of the Prithvi missile. The first test for the missile was conducted from a modified offshore patrol vessel INS Subhadra (P51) on 11 April 2000, which was unsuccessful.


Akash  is a medium range surface-to-air missile developed as part of India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Program
to achieve self-sufficiency in the area of surface-to-air missiles.

Nag Missile

Nag is India’s third generation “Fire-and-forget” anti-tank missile. It is an all weather, top attack missile with a range of 3 to 7 km.

Shaurya Missile System

The Shaurya missile is a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile developed by DRDO for use by the Indian Army. Capable of hypersonic speeds, it has a range of 600 km and is capable of carrying a payload of one-tonne conventional or nuclear warhead.

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