India successfully test-fires Pralay missile off Odisha coast

India successfully test-fired its Pralay missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast on Tuesday (7th Nov 2023).

Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the missile’s launch at approximately 9:50 am achieved all of its mission objectives.

The tacking instruments closely followed its path along the coastline.

Noteworthy, Pralay is a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 350-500 km and a payload capacity of 500-1,000 kg.

This missile is designed for deployment along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and Line of Control (LoC).

Worth mentioning that Pralay missile can be compared with China’s ‘Dong Feng 12’ and Russia’s ‘Iskander’, which was used in the ongoing war with Ukraine.

Besides, Pakistan also has tactical ballistic missiles in its defence system.