India successfully test fired surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) 'Pralay' from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on 7 November 2023. During this period the missile completed all its mission objectives.
Construction of Pralay Missile:
- This Pralay missile has been developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
- During this period the missile completed all its mission objectives.
Features of 'Pralay' missile:
- Pralay is a short-range, surface-to-surface missile with a range of 350-500 km.
- The advantage of short range is that enemy bases near this range can be destroyed in a very short time.
- The load capacity of the catacombs is 500–1,000 kg.
- The Pralay missile, derived from the Prithvi Defense Vehicle, is a solid-fuel battlefield missile designed for deployment on the LAC and LOC.
- The Pralay missile can be compared with China's 'Dong Feng 12' and Russia's 'Iskander', which was used in the ongoing war with Ukraine.
- Pakistan also has many missiles of this range namely Ghaznavi, M-11 (obtained from China) and Shaheen missile.
- The missile strike capability can be enhanced based on the Army's requirements.
- DRDO has designed it to have the ability to evade interceptor missiles, ensuring advanced defense capabilities.
- 'Pralay' is also capable of changing its course after covering some distance in the air. It utilizes a solid-propellant rocket engine along with state-of-the-art technology.
- The Pralay missile has a terminal phase speed of 1200 kilometers per hour, which can escalate to 2000 kilometers per hour during descent due to the impact of gravity. Because at that time gravity starts working.
Comparison of Pralay Missile:
- Defense experts believe that China's Dong Feng 12 and Russia's Iskander missiles can be compared with India's Pralay missile.
Other such missiles in India:
- In October 2023, the Indian Air Force successfully tested the long-range air-launched BrahMos cruise missile.
- This test was conducted by the Air Force in the Bay of Bengal, in which the BrahMos cruise missile was launched from the fighter jet Sukhoi-30MKI.
- With a range of 1500 kilometers, this missile stands as one of India's most potent weapons, much like the lethal BrahMos missile.
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