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Consider the following statements

1. Ballistic missiles are jet-propelled at subsonic speeds throughout their fights, while cruise missiles are rocket-powered only in the initial phase of fight.
2. Agni-Vis a medium-range supersonic cruise missile, while BrahMos is a solid-fuelled intercontinental ballistic missile.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2



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Statement 1 is incorrect. Ballistic missiles are rocket-powered and follow a high trajectory, while cruise missiles are jet-propelled and can fly at subsonic or supersonic speeds throughout their entire flight.

Statement 2 is also incorrect. Agni-V is an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) developed by India, capable of reaching long-range distances. BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile jointly developed by India and Russia, primarily used for anti-ship and land-attack missions.


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