PRALAY- Today Current Affairs

  • Recently ‘Defence Research and Development Organization’ (DRDO) has successfully conducted the first flight test of a new indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’.
  • Testing of missile ‘Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island (Odisha) off the coast.

About the PRALAY

  • Pralay is India’s first conventional semi-ballistic missile and is capable of responding to any conventional missile attack from northern or western borders.
  • A semi-ballistic missile has a shorter trajectory and although it is largely similar to a ballistic missile, it is capable of ‘maneuver’ during flight.
  • The missile has been developed in such a way that it is capable of defeating interceptor missiles and also has the ability to change its course after covering a certain range in the air.
  • It is powered by a solid propellant rocket motor and several new technologies.
  • The missile guidance system consists of state-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics.

Background: The Hindu Analysis

  • It is derived from the ‘Prahar’ missile program, which was first tested in the year 2011.
  • ‘Prahar’ is a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 150 km.
  • Its primary objective is to bridge the existing gap between the unguided Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher and the guided Prithvi missile variant.


  • The missile has a range of 150-500 km and can be launched from a mobile launcher.
  • ‘Pralay’ will be the longest-range surface-to-surface missile in the Army’s inventory.
  • The army also has in its arsenal the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which has a range of more than 290 km.

Importance: The Hindu Analysis

  • It will completely change the dynamics of the strategic battlefield and India will have two long range conventional missiles.
  • BrahMos will be a cruise missile option, while ‘Pralaya’ will be a ballistic missile option.

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