Ballistic Missile

  • China reveals 12,000km long range Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 2, 2014

    Beijing: China's next generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), which have a range of 12,000 kms, have been revealed. A piece of information revealed in a government environmental monitoring file has indirectly confirmed the existence of a new generation of Chinese ICBM, the Dongfeng41 (DF41) missile, a report on the website...
  • 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 morecapable Prahar: DRDO June 30, 2013

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

    Dubai: Iran testfired a new landtosea 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 nuclearcapable HatfIV missile April 10, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday successfully testfired nuclearcapable HatfIV ballistic missile with a range of 900 km that can hit targets in India. Officials said the launch of the HatfIV, also known as the Shaheen1, 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 surfacetoair missiles deployed at three bases on the Japanese mainland, one on the...
  • India successfully testfires AgniI ballistic missile December 12, 2012

    Balasore: Sharpening its missile prowess, India on Wednesday successfully testfired its indigenously developed nuclear capable AgniI ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast. The surfacetosurface missile was testfired from a mobile launcher at about 8.30 am from launch pad4 of the Integrated...
  • India to test AgniI missile on Wheeler Island December 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: India is likely to carry out a test of its homedeveloped, nuclearcapable surfacetosurface AgniI missile from a military base in Odisha on Wednesday, defence sources have said. The intermediaterange ballistic missile, which can strike a target 700 km away, is likely to be tested from a facility on Wheeler...
  • Pakistan test fires nuclearcapable missile November 28, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday test fired Hatf V nuclearcapable 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 testfired 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 makeorbreak 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 testfires new Ncapable ICBM August 28, 2012

    Beijing: China on Tuesday announced that it has successfully testfired a new 14,000 km range intercontinental 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 Dongfeng41 with strike distance of 14,000 km was testfired...
  • India testfires nuclearcapable PrithviII missile August 25, 2012

    Balasore: India on Saturday testfired its indigenously developed nuclearcapable PrithviII ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. "The sophisticated surfacetosurface missile was flight tested at around 1100 hours from a mobile launcher at ITR's launch complex3 as part of...
  • Pak testfires 700 km range Hatf VII nuke missile June 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday successfully testfired the nuclearcapable HatfVII 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...
  • AgniVI 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 muchtouted Intercontinental Range Ballistic Missile (ICBM) AgniV was settled down, India is gearing up to go for the maiden development trial of AgniVI missile within next two years notwithstanding international reactions and pressures. Being developed by the DRDO,...
  • Watch: The launch of India's deadliest missile AgniV April 19, 2012

    India on Thursday successfully testfired the 5000km range surfacetosurface AgniV InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). ...
  • Next step is to have AgniV on submarine: exNavy chief April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the successful launch of AgniV 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 intercontinental ballistic missile on an indigenous nuclear submarine, which will make India's nuclear deterrent invulnerable and...
  • AgniV 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) Agni5 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 AgniV can hit 10 targets: Missile expert April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Missile expert PK Ghose on Thursday termed the successful launch of AgniV 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 reentry vehicle). An MIRV payload on a missile carries...
  • China to Europe: AgniV expands India's reach April 19, 2012

    Balasore: India on Thursday successfully testfired the 5000km range surfacetosurface AgniV InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of covering entire China and reaching deep into Europe. AgniV 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 nonproliferation record as "solid", the US refused to express any concern on the country's nuclearcapable InterContinental 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 domesticallydeveloped Agni V ballistic missile with a range of 5,000 km. The threestage solidfuel missile will be launched from a...
  • Test firing of AgniV ballistic missile postponed April 18, 2012

    Balasore: India on Wednesday postponed the test firing of the 5000km range surfacetosurface AgniV InterContinental 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. AgniV is slated...
  • India set to join ICBM club with AgniV missile April 18, 2012

    Balasore: India will on Wednesday testfire the 5000km range surfacetosurface AgniV InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of covering entire China and reaching deep into Europe. AgniV will help India gatecrash into a small and exclusive club of nations with intercontinental ballistic missile capability. AgniV 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. ...
  • AgniV missile test likely this Wednesday April 16, 2012

    Balasore (Odisha): Range preparation for the maiden test of India's indigenously developed nuclear capable 'AgniV' 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 testfires nuclear capable missile March 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday successfully testfired a nuclearcapable shortrange surfacetosurface ballistic missile, the military said. The Hatf2 missile can travel up to 180 km and deliver nuclear as well as conventional warheads with high accuracy, the statement from InterServices Public Relations said. The test is part of the process of validation of...
  • Trial of interceptor missile, AgniV soon February 8, 2012

    Balasore (Odisha): As part of its plan to deploy a reliable twolayer 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...