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India Announces Acquisition of Pralay Missile Following Successful Agni-V Test

The development comes amid the standoff between India and China at the LAC

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INDIA: The “Pralay” ballistic missile, capable of hitting targets within a range of 150 to 500 kilometres, will be acquired by the Indian armed forces just a few days after its successful test of the nuclear-capable Agni-V missile. 

The development occurred after India completed two successful tests of the Pralay missile in December 2021.

Since then, the forces have been working toward acquiring the missile and incorporating it into India’s armed forces.

It is important to note that India successfully tested the Agni-V ballistic missile, which has a range of more than 5500 kilometres, on Thursday, December 15. 

Indian soldiers are engaged in a heated standoff with their Chinese counterparts along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the same time that the acquisition of the ballistic missile known as “Pralay” and the testing of Agni-V are taking place.

Indian forces will have an advantage over adversaries along the border once it introduces the “Pralay” missile. 

A solid propellant rocket motor powers the Pralay missile and boasts other new technologies that will significantly assist Indian forces during the conflict in border areas. The “Pralay” missile’s range of 150 to 500 kilometres can deter aggressive tactics of the PLA.

The Pralay missile, a quasi-ballistic surface-to-surface missile, has integrated avionics and cutting-edge navigation.

According to reports, the advanced missile’s design apparently allows it to defeat interceptor missiles. 

After achieving a specific range in mid-air, it can also alter its course. The missile can also completely decimate high-value targets like the enemy’s air defence sites.

India successfully completed the Agni-V ballistic missile’s night trials on December 15 with a range of more than 5500 kilometres. 

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) developed the missile in-house.

A defence facility tested the Pralay missile from Abdul Kalam Island, situated off the coast of Odisha.

The defence industry sources claim that the test aims to test the missile’s new, lighter-than-before technology and equipment.

The trial has demonstrated that, if necessary, the defence forces can extend the range of the Agni-V missile.

Since the army can launch it using a “MIRV” (Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle), a ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads, the Agni-V nuclear-capable missile is a potent addition to India’s defence arsenal.

India will benefit significantly from Agni-V’s MIRV capability of deterrence.

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