With reference to the development of missiles in India, consider the following statements:
1. Prithvi was the first missile to be developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
2. Dhanush is a variant of Prithvi missile
3. Pinaka is a variant of Agni Missile
Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

Prithvi

Prithvi was the first missile to be developed under the “Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme” launched by Government of India  in 1983.

Dhanush

Dhanush is a variant of the surface-to-surface Prithvi II missile, which has been developed for the Indian Navy. It is capable of carrying both conventional as well as nuclear warheads with pay-load capacity of 500 kg and can strike targets in the range of 350 km.

Pinaka

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army. The system has a maximum range of 39-40 km and can fire a salvo of 12 HE rockets in 44 seconds, neutralizing a target area of 3.9 km2.

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