A major development in the Indian defence forces is the induction of ballistic missiles for tactical operations, specifically the Pralay ballistic missiles, which can reach targets 150 to 500 kilometers away.
Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district was the scene of clashes between Indian and Chinese troops earlier this month.
“The defence ministry is expected to approve a proposal to buy and induct the Pralay missiles in the next few days as the forces are working on creating a rocket force.”
Admiral R Hari Kumar, chief of the Indian Navy, stated recently that General Bipin Rawat was working on a rocket force to counter enemies on the border. In December, the missile was successfully tested twice on consecutive days, and since then, the forces have been working towards its acquisition and introduction.
A solid propellant rocket motor powers Pralay, which is capable of destroying enemy targets within a range of 150 to 500 kilometers. A state-of-the-art navigation and integrated avionics system is included in the missile guidance system.
Pralay is a surface-to-surface missile that is quasi-ballistic. Advanced missiles are designed to defeat interceptor missiles. Midair, it can change its path after covering a certain range.
Such missiles provide troops with a tremendous capability to destroy or take out enemy air defence sites or other high-value targets.