The Indian armed forces will now acquire the “Pralay” ballistic missile, which has a range of 150 to 500 kilometres and can be used in the ongoing conflict with China.
According to sources in the defence industry, the proposal put forth by the Indian military is currently in an advanced stage and is scheduled to be discussed and approved at a high-level meeting this week, according to The News Agenda.
The fact that the Indian forces are working on the creation of a rocket force, a topic of discussion at the highest levels of the Defense Ministry, makes the proposal even more significant.
Since the missile’s successful testing in December of last year, the forces have been working toward its acquisition and incorporation.
“Pralay” is powered by a solid propellant rocket motor and other new technologies and has a range of 150 to 500 kilometres.
The missile guidance system has integrated avionics and cutting-edge navigation. Pralay is a surface-to-surface, quasi-ballistic missile. In order to defeat interceptor missiles, the advanced missile has been developed. After completing a predetermined distance in midair, it can alter its trajectory, according to sources.
According to sources, these missiles provide their own troops with a tremendous capability to completely destroy or eliminate enemy air defence sites or similar high-value targets.
The defence forces’ longest-range tactical weapon system would be the “Pralay missiles and BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles”, as the strategic forces command is in charge of long-range strategic weapons.