Indian Nuclear Forces

India tested its first nuclear weapon in 1974, becoming the sixth country to detonate a nuclear weapon. The country’s arsenal carries weapons with estimated average yields ranging from 12 to 40 kilotons, though exact yields are unknown. India has never publicly released the size of its nuclear arsenal. Independent assessments approximate a stockpile of 150 nuclear warheads.

Aircraft

Name Number of launchers Range (KM) Warhead x yield (kilotons)
Vajra (Mirage 2000H) 16 1,850 1 × bomb
Shamsher (Jaguar IS/IB) 32 1,600 1 × bomb

Land-based Missiles

Name Number of launchers Range (KM) Warhead x yield (kilotons)
Prithvi-II ~24 350 1 × 12
Agni-I ~20 700+ 1 × 40
Agni-II ~8 2,000+ 1 × 40
Agni-III ~8 3,200+ 1 × 40
Agni-IV n.a. 3,500+ 1 × 40
Agni-V n.a. 5,200+ 1 × 40

Sea-based Missiles

Name Number of launchers Range (KM) Warhead x yield (kilotons)
Dhanush 2 400 1 x 12
K-15 (12) 700 1 x 12
K-4 (4) 3,500 1 x ?
Source: Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and Federation of American Scientists