The Defence Ministry gives the nod to procure 120 Pralay ballistic missiles for the armed forces that can be deployed along India’s border areas with Pakistan and China. In December 2021, The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the maiden flight test of the indigenously developed surface-to-surface Pralay missile.
Pralay ballistic missile
- Pralay can strike and destroy targets in the range of 150-500 km, and can also be used at the night to attack enemy targets.
- Pralay has a speed of around 2,000 km per hour.
- It is equipped with an infrared or thermal scanner.
- China has Dongfeng-12 missiles, and Pakistan possesses Ghaznavi, M-11, and Shaheen missiles.
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