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India successfully tests 'Pralay' missile off Odisha coast

The solid-fuel, battlefield missile developed by DRDO is based on Prithvi Defence Vehicle from the Indian ballistic missile programme.

PTI Edited by: PTI Balasore (Odisha) Updated on: December 22, 2021 15:10 IST
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DRDO successfully conduct maiden flight test of indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. 

Highlights

  • Pralay is 350-500 km short-range, surface-to-surface missile with payload capacity of 500-1,000 kg
  • Pralay is quasi ballistic surface to surface missile
  • Pralay has the ability to change its path after covering a certain range midair

India on Wednesday successfully test fired short-range, surface to surface-guided ballistic missile æPralay' off the Odisha coast here, DRDO sources said.

The solid-fuel, battlefield missile developed by Defence Research Development Organisation is based on Prithvi Defence Vehicle from the Indian ballistic missile programme.

The missile, launched from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island at around 10:30 am, met all the mission objectives, the sources said.

A battery of tracking instruments monitored its trajectory along the coastline, they said. 

'Pralay' is a 350-500 km short-range, surface-to-surface missile with a payload capacity of 500-1,000 kg. 

As per sources, 'Pralay' is a quasi ballistic surface to surface missile. The advanced missile has been developed in a way to able to defeat interceptor missiles. It has the ability to change its path after covering a certain range mid-air. 

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