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Consider the following statements Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements :

1. Ballistic missiles are jet-propelled at subsonic speeds throughout their flights, while cruise missiles are rocket-powered only in the initial phase of flight.

2. Agni-V is 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

Answer: D

The correct answer is (d), neither 1 nor 2.

Ballistic missiles are rocket-propelled throughout their flights, while cruise missiles are jet-propelled at subsonic or supersonic speeds throughout their flights.

Agni-V is a long-range, nuclear weapons capable, surface-to-surface ballistic missile, while BrahMos is a medium-range supersonic cruise missile.

Therefore, both statements 1 and 2 are incorrect.

The correct answer is (d), neither 1 nor 2.


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