Pralay ballistic missiles

Sept. 18, 2023

Recently, the Defence Ministry has cleared the proposal of buying a regiment of Pralay tactical ballistic missiles for the Indian Army.

About Pralay ballistic missiles:

  • It is a quasi-ballistic surface-to-surface missile.
  • Range:It can hit targets 150-500 km away.
  • Capacity:The missile can carry 350-700 kg of high-grade explosives.
  • It is developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO)
  • It is powered by a solid propellant rocket motorand other new technologies.
  • The missile guidance system includes state-of-the-art navigation and integrated avionics.
  • It can change its path after covering a certain range in mid-air.

Key Facts about Ballistic Missiles

  • These are launched directly into the upper layers of the earth’s atmosphere.
  • They travel outside the atmosphere, where the warhead detaches from the missile and falls towards a predetermined target.
  • They are rocket-propelled, self-guided weapons systems which can carry conventional or nuclear munitions. They can be launched from aircraft, ships, submarines, and land.