On 23rd December 2021 India successfully conducted the second flight test of indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’.
The Pralay missile is the amalgamation of technologies developed for exoatmospheric interceptor missile Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) from Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme and Prahaar tactical missile.
Prahaar is a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 150 km.
It is India's first conventional quasi-ballistic missile.
A quasi-ballistic missile has a low trajectory, and while it is largely ballistic, it can maneuver in flight.
It will be able to defeat the interceptor missile and will provide an answer to any conventional missile attack from northern or western borders.
It will be the largest range surface to surface missile in the inventory.
When inducted in army it will give tactical advantage to India as India will have two conventional missiles with long range.
The Army also has the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in its arsenal, with a stated range of 290-plus kilometres.
The BrahMos will be a cruise option and this one will be the ballistic option.