Defence Ministry Greenlights Purchase of 'Pralay' Ballistic Missiles for Army | Key Details Inside

Pralay Ballistic Missile: 'Pralay' is anticipated to be positioned along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and Line of Control (LoC) with a range of 150 to 500 kilometres.
Indian Army to get 'Pralay' ballistic missiles
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Pralay Ballistic Missile: The Defence Ministry has approved the acquisition of a regiment of 'Pralay' ballistic missiles, a significant step towards improving the capability of India's armed forces. 

These upgraded missiles will be deployed along India's Lines of Actual Control (LAC) and Lines of Control (LoC).

This is a watershed moment for the Indian Army, as the acquisition of a 'Pralay' ballistic missile regiment was approved during a recent Defence Acquisition Council meeting. 

These missiles are capable of striking targets from 150 to 500 kilometres away, making them a formidable addition to India's defence arsenal.

DRDO's 'Pralay' Missile Advancements Highlighted

The 'Pralay' ballistic missiles are the result of intensive research and development by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), a key organisation charged with upgrading India's defence technologies.

Notably, the DRDO reached a critical milestone in December 2022 by successfully executing the second flight test of the indigenous 'Pralay' surface-to-surface missile. 

This achievement was notable since the ballistic missile was successfully tested on two consecutive days. The tests were conducted off the coast of Odisha, and the missile met all mission goals, according to the DRDO.

The 'Pralay' missile was evaluated for its capacity to carry a bigger payload and function at different ranges during the second test flight, demonstrating its precision and lethality as a weapon. 

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Advanced Monitoring for 'Pralay' Missile

An array of range sensors and instrumentation, including telemetry, radar, and electro-optic tracking systems positioned along the eastern coast, were used to closely monitor the launch. 

Downrange ships were also stationed near the impact point to collect vital information.

The 'Pralay' missile is powered by a solid propellant rocket motor and features cutting-edge guidance technology such as state-of-the-art navigation and integrated avionics. 

The 'Pralay' ballistic missile, with its outstanding range and technological breakthroughs, is expected to dramatically strengthen India's defence capabilities along the LAC and LoC, further fortifying the nation's security infrastructure. 

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