Ballistic Missile

  • Syria crisis: Ballistic objects detected in Mediterranean September 3, 2013

    Reuters on Tuesday quoted sources in the Israel defence ministry saying "Israel may have conducted a missile test jointly with the US." ...
  • Russia says ballistic missiles fired in Mediterranean September 3, 2013

    Russian radar detected the launch of two ballistic 'objects' towards the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the sea on Tuesday, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying. But the ballistic 'objects' detected by the Russian radar fell into sea, RIA news agency said. ...
  • Israel says Mediterranean missile launch was joint test with US September 3, 2013

    Moscow: Russia raised the alarm on Tuesday after detecting the launch of two ballistic "objects" in the Mediterranean Sea but Israel later said it had carried out a joint missile test with the United States. There were no reports of missile strikes on Syria. Syrian state sources said the missiles had...
  • Prithvi missiles to be replaced by more-capable Prahar: DRDO June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to enhance its precision strike capabilities, India is planning to replace its 150 km-range Prithvi ballistic missiles with the newly developed quick reaction Prahar missiles. "We are withdrawing the tactical 150 km-range Prithvi missiles and will replace them with the Prahar missiles, which are more capable and have...
  • Iran test-fires new land-to-sea ballsitic missile in Gulf April 16, 2013

    Dubai: Iran test-fired a new land-to-sea ballistic missile in the Gulf, a senior official said on Tuesday, days before an annual ceremony meant to showcase its military muscle at a time of rising tension with the West over its nuclear activity. Israel has publicly warned of possible air strikes on...
  • Pakistan tests nuclear-capable Hatf-IV missile April 10, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Hatf-IV ballistic missile with a range of 900 km that can hit targets in India. Officials said the launch of the Hatf-IV, also known as the Shaheen-1, would strengthen the country's deterrence capabilities "manifold". The launch of was described by the military as...
  • Japan deploys ballistic missiles amid North Korea threat April 9, 2013

    Tokyo: Amid rising tensions over speculations of North Korea conducting missile tests, Japan has rolled out its ballistic missile defence system on Monday. Aerial footage shot by Japanese public broadcaster NHK showed launchers equipped with Patriot surface-to-air missiles deployed at three bases on the Japanese mainland, one - on the...
  • India successfully test-fires Agni-I ballistic missile December 12, 2012

    Balasore: Sharpening its missile prowess, India on Wednesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher at about 8.30 am from launch pad-4 of the Integrated...
  • India to test Agni-I missile on Wheeler Island December 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: India is likely to carry out a test of its home-developed, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha on Wednesday, defence sources have said. The intermediate-range ballistic missile, which can strike a target 700 km away, is likely to be tested from a facility on Wheeler...
  • Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable missile November 28, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday test fired Hatf V nuclear-capable missile (Ghauri). The launch was conducted by a Strategic Missile Group of the Pakistani Army Strategic Force Command on the culmination of a field training exercise that was aimed at testing the operational readiness of the Army Strategic Force Command. Ghauri...
  • India tests ballistic missile shield November 24, 2012

    Balasore: India on Friday successfully tested its indigenously developed ballistic missile shield off the coast of Odisha and said it is readying to deploy the system in the National Capital Region for protection against hostile missiles. As part of the exercise, it test-fired a supersonic interceptor missile which destroyed a...
  • Missile technology: where India stands September 19, 2012

    New Delhi: India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) has conclusively got past its crucial make-or-break stage. The programme, that was envisioned under the leadership of Mrs Indira Gandhi in the late 1970s and was started in the early 1980s, has been further consolidated with an exponentially expanded plan in the...
  • China successfully test-fires new N-capable ICBM August 28, 2012

    Beijing: China on Tuesday announced that it has successfully test-fired a new 14,000 km range inter-continental ballistic missile which can carry multiple warheads, providing it with a "first strike capability" to attack targets deep inside the US and round the world. The Dongfeng-41 with strike distance of 14,000 km was test-fired...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile August 25, 2012

    Balasore: India on Saturday test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. "The sophisticated surface-to-surface missile was flight tested at around 1100 hours from a mobile launcher at ITR's launch complex-3 as part of...
  • Pak test-fires 700 km range Hatf VII nuke missile June 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Hatf-VII cruise missile with a range of 700 km, the latest in a series of tests of missiles that can hit targets deep within India. The military said the test, conducted at an undisclosed location, was successful. This was the fifth missile test...
  • Agni-VI with 10000 km range to be ready by 2014 May 24, 2012

    Balasore: Before the din that was kicked off after test firing of the much-touted Intercontinental Range Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V was settled down, India is gearing up to go for the maiden development trial of Agni-VI missile within next two years notwithstanding international reactions and pressures. Being developed by the DRDO,...
  • Watch: The launch of India's deadliest missile Agni-V April 19, 2012

    India on Thursday successfully test-fired the 5000-km range surface-to-surface Agni-V Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). ...
  • Next step is to have Agni-V on submarine: ex-Navy chief April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the successful launch of Agni-V as a proud moment for the country, former navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash on Thursday said that the next step should be to put an indigenous inter-continental ballistic missile on an indigenous nuclear submarine, which will make India's nuclear deterrent invulnerable and...
  • Agni-V launch as a major milestone: Antony April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday described the maiden test flight of Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-5 as an "immaculate success" and a "major milestone". "The nation stands tall today. We have joined the elite club of nations (to possess the ICBM capability)," Antony told the DRDO Chief...
  • One Agni-V can hit 10 targets: Missile expert April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Missile expert PK Ghose on Thursday termed the successful launch of Agni-V as a game changer in many ways for India, saying the biggest significance is that it covers entire China. "This missile is capable of MIRV (multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle). An MIRV payload on a missile carries...
  • China to Europe: Agni-V expands India's reach April 19, 2012

    Balasore: India on Thursday successfully test-fired the 5000-km range surface-to-surface Agni-V Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of covering entire China and reaching deep into Europe. Agni-V has helped India gatecrash into a small and exclusive club of nations with intercontinental ballistic missile capability. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh congratulated scientists of...
  • India has a solid nonproliferation record: US April 19, 2012

    Washington: Describing India's non-proliferation record as "solid", the US refused to express any concern on the country's nuclear-capable Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile launch, which was postponed on Wednesday due to bad weather. "India has a solid nonproliferation record. They're engaged with the international community on non- proliferation issues. And Prime Minister (Manmohan)...
  • India poses no missile threat: NATO April 19, 2012

    Brussels: NATO does not consider India as a missile threat despite the country's advanced missile development programme, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. India is all set to test its domestically-developed Agni V ballistic missile with a range of 5,000 km. The three-stage solid-fuel missile will be launched from a...
  • Test firing of Agni-V ballistic missile postponed April 18, 2012

    Balasore: India on Wednesday postponed the test firing of the 5000-km range surface-to-surface Agni-V Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), from Wheeler Island in Odisha, capable of hitting deep inside China and reaching Europe. According to a defence spokesperson, the test firing was postponed till Thursday due to bad weather conditions. Agni-V is slated...
  • India set to join ICBM club with Agni-V missile April 18, 2012

    Balasore: India will on Wednesday test-fire the 5000-km range surface-to-surface Agni-V Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of covering entire China and reaching deep into Europe. Agni-V will help India gatecrash into a small and exclusive club of nations with intercontinental ballistic missile capability. Agni-V is capable of carrying nuclear warheads and...
  • Agni V crucial for India's defence capabilities: Analyst April 18, 2012

    India is expected to enter a select club of nations with Inter Continental Ballistic Missile or ICBM capability. ...
  • Agni-V missile test likely this Wednesday April 16, 2012

    Balasore (Odisha): Range preparation for the maiden test of India's indigenously developed nuclear capable 'Agni-V' ballistic missile with a strike range of over 5,000 km is "near complete" and the trial is likely to be held from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast this Wednesday. "If everything goes as per schedule, the...
  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear capable missile March 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the military said. The Hatf-2 missile can travel up to 180 km and deliver nuclear as well as conventional warheads with high accuracy, the statement from Inter-Services Public Relations said. The test is part of the process of validation of...
  • Trial of interceptor missile, Agni-V soon February 8, 2012

    Balasore (Odisha): As part of its plan to deploy a reliable two-layer ballistic missile defence (BMD) system, India is gearing up to conduct another trial of its interceptor missile very soon. "The test is likely to be conducted from Odisha coast within a couple of days and the range preparation for...
  • N-capable Prithvi-II successfully test-fired September 26, 2011

    Balasore (Orissa): India on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile, with a range of 350 km, as part of user trial by the armed forces from Chandipur off Orissa coast, about 15 km from Balasore. "The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile was flight tested at around 8.50 AM from a...