India on Thursday successfully conducted the second flight test of indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’ off the Odisha coast, the DRDO said.
For the first time, flight tests of a ballistic missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, have been conducted successfully in two consecutive days, it said.
“The flight test was successful and has met all the mission objectives. This launch proves the system in both the configurations of the missile,” DRDO said.
“In today’s launch, Pralay missile was tested for heavier payload and different range to prove the the precision and lethality of the weapon,” it added.
The launch was monitored by all the range sensors and instruments including Telemetry, Radar and Electro-Optic Tracking System deployed across the eastern coast and the down range ships positioned near the impact point.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and associated teams for this successful development. Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the associated team and said, ‘’with this successful flight test, the country has proved strong design and development capabilities in defence R&D.’’
(With inputs from agencies)