A missile project in India was launched in a big way. India had also spent crores of rupees on it. The tests were also conducted in loud noise. But the missile project has not made its place in the forces till today. We are talking about India’s Trishul missile project. For example, DRDO started construction in 1983 under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme. आखिर डीआरडीओ का त्रिशूल मिसाइल प्रोजेक्ट कैसे रह गया था अधूरा? क्यों इसकी जगह दी थी इजराइल की मिसाइलों को?
Trishul missile is a medium-range surface-to-air nuclear warhead missile designed and developed in India. It was originally developed by Defence Research and Development Organization as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program as derivatives of the earlier Yjelling missile. It is also used as an anti-ship skimmer by a boat on the sea against low-flying attacking submarines. The missile has an extremely high rate of glide for a simple gravity flight, giving it a maximum range of about 1500 km, and a speed of nearly six kilometers per second. The missile with its three main components – the stage, the engine and the strap, have their own separate cooling system. This reduces the probability of malfunction due to a single component failure or overheating of any component.
The development of this missile marks the beginning of India’s independent nuclear weapons program. It is also known as the Agni-III missile. The missile was first test-fired on November 26, 1994, from the same platform that carried the Agni-IV missiles. It reached its target within a time period of nine minutes.
The third stage of this missile is made up of a solid-fuel rocket. It carries about eight medium-sized warheads in its expendable warhead compartment. These warheads have a tandem warheads system, giving it a maximum number of warheads at the point of delivery. Once the missile has flown into its targeted area, its internal generator switches off to power its motor and ignite its main booster.