India has successfully developed and tested its ‘Pralay’ missile, adding another weapon to its extensive border-protection arsenal.
Pralay is a surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation.
India’s new projectile has a maximum range of 500 kilometres and is equipped with a payload capacity of 500-1,000 kilograms.
It reportedly has a speed of around 2,000 km per hour and has been installed with advanced infrared and thermal scanners.
Pralay missile was designed to boost India’s border protection capabilities. It is expected to be deployed at the Line of Control (LoC).
Pralay has been compared to premier weapons like Dong Feng 12 and Iskander, which are used by China and Russia respectively.