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India Approves Tactical Ballistic Missile Acquisition for Border Deployment 

The Indian government has approved the acquisition of a Pralay ballistic missile regiment for the Indian Army.

The conventionally-armed missile will be deployed along the country’s borders with Pakistan and China, Asian News International reported, citing sources.


Capable of striking targets 150 to 500 kilometers (93 to 311 miles) away, Pralay is the longest-range surface-to-surface missile in the Indian Army inventory.

The solid propellant rocket-powered missile flies on a “quasi-ballistic trajectory,” making it difficult to intercept, according to an Indian Ministry of Defence statement.

Its guidance includes a “state-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics.”

Pralay Project 

The missile project was sanctioned in 2015 with the Defence Research Development Organisation missile conducting the first two tests on consecutive days in December 2021.

It’s being further developed with a possible range extension, Asian News International quoted a source as saying.

The Pralay will replace the Prithvi and is likely to form a key part of India’s planned rocket force along with the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile.

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