‘PRALAY’ Ballistic Missile to modernize tactical level ballistic missiles

‘PRALAY’ Ballistic Missile to modernize tactical level ballistic missiles


‘PRALAY’ Ballistic Missile to modernize tactical level ballistic missiles

There is no ongoing conflict with China, as every Tom, Dick and Harry would like to proclaim from roof tops. However the tension always exists and exists since late 1950s. Hence India needs to be prepared for any eventualities and especially a full blown two front war, simultaneously with China and its lackey Pakistan.

After 1962 there was, rapid modernization for next about 15 years and thereafter full blown lethargy, complacency, outright indifference etc all set in individually and as a whole in totality. There were sparks in its and pieces but then nearly a whole decade of sinless rule of Saint Anthony was a total disaster.

Finally a new dawn started in 2014. Today the Indian armed forces are going to acquire the Pralay’ ballistic missile which can hit targets starting at ranges of 150 to 500 Kms. ‘Pralay’ is powered with solid propellant fuel for its rocket motor and other new technologies. The missile guidance system includes state-of-the-art navigation and integrated avionics. It is a quasi-ballistic surface-to-surface missile. The advanced missile has been developed in a way to able to defeat interceptor missiles. It has the ability to change its path after covering a certain range midair.

Such missiles give a tremendous capability to own troops to completely destroy or take out enemy air defence sites or similar high-value targets. This missile will now be replacing the Prithvi 1, Prithvi2 and Prithvi 3 missiles which had range of 150 km, 250 km and 350 km. The drawback of Prithvi was that it had to be refueled with liquid fuel prior to launch, leading to time lag required and chances of pre launch detection becoming high.

3, 4, 33 and 14 Corps should be given priority to raise a Rocket & Missile brigade at the scale of one such brigade per Corps. Each brigade to have two pinaka regiments, two BRAHMOS regiments and one Pralay battery and one Surveillance and targeting regiment.

The Pralay missile was successfully tested twice on two consecutive days last year in December and since then, the forces are working towards its induction and deployment.

The Pralay missiles along with the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles would be the longest-range tactical weapon system at Operational level which is at HQ Corps and HQ Command level. Agni Series of missiles armed with nuclear weapons will be with the Strategic Command level.

However on creation of HQ Theatre, Agni missile with up to 1000km range and armed with conventional warheads may be placed under the Theatre Commanders.