Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme – UPSC Prelims

  • IGMDP was the brainchild of renowned scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • It was intended to attain self-sufficiency in the field of missile technology.
  • After keeping in mind the requirements of various types of missiles by the defense forces, the program recognized the need to develop five missile systems.
  • The IGMDP formally got the approval of Indian government on 26th July, 1983.
  • The missiles developed under IGMDP are:
    • Short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile – Prithvi
    • Intermediate-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile – Agni
    • Short-range low-level surface-to-air missile – Trishul
    • Medium-range surface-to-air missile – Akash
    • Third generation anti-tank missile – Nag
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