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India successfully test-fires 'Pralay' missile off Odisha coast

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Pralay Missile: India’s surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) “Pralay” was successfully test-fired on Tuesday. The SRBM was test-fired from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, said a Defence official. The Pralay missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) with an eye on the country’s defence requirements along its borders with neighbouring China and Pakistan, he said.

The missile was launched at around 9.50 a.m. and met all its mission objectives, the official said, adding that a battery of tracking instruments monitored its trajectory along the coastline.

Pralay is a 350-500 km short-range, surface-to-surface missile with a payload capacity of 500-1,000 kg. it is a solid-fuel, battlefield missile based on the Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) from Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme and Prahaar tactical Missile.