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‘Pralay’ ballistic missiles

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 Source: TOI

 Context: The Indian defence ministry has approved the acquisition of a regiment of ‘Pralay’ ballistic missiles for deployment along the Line of Actual Control and the Line of Control.

  • ‘Pralay’ will become the longest-range surface-to-surface missile in the Army’s inventory and will form a key part of India’s Rocket Force, alongside the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.

 About Pralay:

  • ‘Pralay’ has a strike range of 150 to 500 kilometres and can carry a conventional warhead of 350 kg to 700 kg.
  • It is highly versatile, capable of carrying different types of warheads, and features advanced technology to counter interceptor missiles.
  • It can alter its trajectory mid-flight and is powered by a solid propellant rocket motor.
  • Developed by the Défense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).