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Second indigenous surface-to-surface missile Pralay test fired successfully

The Pralay missile was tested for heavier payload and different range to prove the precision and lethality of the weapon, the DRDO said.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 23 Dec 2021, 5:32 pm

Surface-to-Surface Pralay Missile (Photo: PIB)

Surface-to-Surface Pralay Missile (Photo: PIB)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted second flight-test of indigenously developed conventional Surface-to-Surface missile ‘Pralay’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on Thursday (December 23, 2021). For the first time, two consecutive flight tests of a ballistic missile have been conducted successfully on two consecutive days. The flight test met all the mission objectives, the Union Science and Technology Ministry said.

In today’s launch, the ‘Pralay’ missile was tested for heavier payload and different range to prove the precision and lethality of the weapon. This launch was monitored by all the range sensors and instruments, including Telemetry, Radar and Electro-Optic Tracking System deployed across the eastern coast and the down range ships positioned near the impact point, the ministry stated in a PIB release. 

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and associated teams for this consecutive successful development flight trial. Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the associated team and said, with this successful flight test, the country has proved strong design and development capabilities in defence R&D.

First published:23 Dec 2021, 9:04 am

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