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Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) Lesson 1 By Dr. Roman Saini
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Topics Covered: 1. History & Objective of IGMDP 2. Prithvi 3. Dhanush 4. Medium Range Ballistic Missiles: Agni l & II 5. Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile: Agni IIl & IV
History & Objective of IGMDP . It was envisioned in 1983 by former President Dr. APJ Abdul - Objective: To help India attain self-sufficiency in the field of missile Kalam technology Five missile systems have been developed under this programme namely: Agni, Akash,Trishul, Prithvi, and Nag. In 2008, DRDO announced the successful completion of the program
Prithvi Series The Prithvi was India's first indigenously developed ballistic missile produced by IGMDP Development of the Prithvi began in 1983 and it was first tested fired on February 25, 1988 It is a road-mobile Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) powered by a single-stage, two engines, and liquid-fuel. o The three versions of the Prithvi are PRITHVI LI & IlI
Prithvi-l: Range: 150 km e Payload: Up to 1000 Kg It is in service of the army since 1994 and is capable of striking roughly a quarter of Pakistani territory including Islamabad and most other major cities. . Now, it is being replaced with Prahaar.
Prithvi-ll Range: 250 Kmm Payload: 500-750 kg It is currently in air force service and could strike at least half of Pakistan including almost all important military targets and all major cities.
Prithvi-lll or Dhanush Range: 350 km Payload: 1,000 kg Longer range, the naval version of the Prithvi and is also referred to . as the Dhanush Currently, being deployed in both by Navy and Army
Agni Series It is a family of medium to intercontinental range ballistic missiles developed by India. . . Agni missiles are long range,nuclear weapons capable surface to . The first missile of the series, Agni-l was developed under the IGMDIP . After its success, the Agni missile program was separated from surface ballistic missile, and tested in 1989. the IGMDP upon realizing its strategic importance. It was designated as a special program.
Agni ll: * Range: 2000-2500 Km. . Payload: Carries up to 1500 kg Two-stage solid fuelled . Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) e It's a part of the "Credible Deterrence" against China and Pakistan. Agni is at the heart of deterrence in the larger context of Sino-Indian equation.
Agni IV: . Range 3000-4000 Km Payload - capable of carrying up to 1000 kg payload * Two-stage solid fuelled Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Built to bridge the gap between AGNI II & III . Equipped with indigenously built Rocket motor & Ring Laser Gyro iylhns Leneora technology