Watch: India successfully test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile Pralay

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Dec 22, 2021, 04:16 PM(IST)

India's successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile "Pralay" (Photo Courtesy: DRDO) Photograph:( Others )

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The surface-to-surface ballistic missile Pralay has a range of 150-500 kilometres and can be launched from a mobile launcher.

India successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface ballistic missile "Pralay" off the Odisha coast on Wednesday.

The missile was tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). India's defence research organisation said the mission met all "objectives".

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"The missile is powered with solid propellant rocket motor and many new technologies," DRDO said. The rocket has a range of 150-500 kilometres and can be launched from a mobile launcher.

The indigenously developed missile has a guidance system including state-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics.

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DRDO said the missile hit the designated target with a high degree of accuracy during the test launch. The agency said the sensors tracked the impact point across the eastern coast including the missile trajectory.

Reports say the missile is based on the Prithvi defence vehicle from the Indian ballistic missile programme.

The successful launch was applauded by the defence minister Rajnath Singh calling it a "significant milestone".

(With inputs from Agencies)
 

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