Countering China: India moves towards creating rocket force with more 'Pralay' missiles
NEW DELHI: In a significant step towards creating its own rocket force to thwart the threat from the northern frontier, India is planning to acquire around 250 more Pralay ballistic missiles.
The defence ministry is likely to order two more units of the Pralay ballistic missiles worth over Rs 7,500 crore, sources told news agency ANI.
"Two more units of the Pralay ballistic missiles are going to be acquired for the defence forces, which are on their way towards creating a rocket force including assets of all three forces," defence sources said.
In December 2022, the defence ministry had cleared a proposal to procure around 120 Pralay ballistic missiles, which will be deployed along the borders with China and Pakistan.
Work is also on to increase the range of these missiles by another few hundred kilometres to give a stronger capability to forces, the sources added.
Both China and Pakistan have ballistic missiles which are meant for tactical roles.
The missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation is being further developed, the sources said.
A quasi-ballistic surface-to-surface missile, 'Pralay' can defeat interceptor missiles and has the ability to change its path after covering a certain range midair.
'Pralay' is powered by a solid propellant rocket motor and other new technologies. The missile guidance system includes state-of-the-art navigation and integrated avionics.
The missile would be first inducted into the Indian Air Force and would be followed by the Indian Army.
Swapnil Rao•48001•10 days ago
Congratulations ISRO. Bharat right from Ancient times at forefront of Space Research. Its only after Violent Brutal Islamic Invasions that survival became prime and everything else took back seat. Now again Sanatan Dharma followers working hard to Regain Lost Glory
Gopinath Krishna•7901• Ankush•10 days ago•Follow
And again you are trolled ! Remember that what all is now being possible is only and only because of right government. Else your UPA has only to eat money with scams !
Blindbhakt• Swapnil Rao•10 days ago
CONGRATULATIONS ISRO, founded in 2014 after Modiji came in to power. Khangress couldn´t even dream about ISRO.
Nutz Nutz•50135• Raj•10 days ago
thank Modi for setting up DRDO and ISRO, IITs and IIMs and creating Indian defence program after coming to power.
Gopinath Krishna•7901• Nutz Nutz•10 days ago
There is a popular story. There was a servant who was hired for full day job. He used to sleep the whole day, and once in a while he used to do some work. Whenever asked for updates, he used to count those work which he did but remaining all days and weeks and months and years, he slept on duty. Nehru was like that...and people like you keep counting his minismal work instead of his sleep period, ignorance towards India and losses incurred.
Sundhar S•13393• Nutz Nutz•Chennai•10 days ago
Good. If your family didnt approve these things what the use of talking about? And making full use of these institutions is like using the airforce in 1962. Hmm...
paarth• Raj•10 days ago
Modi is himself going to guide the rockets without him nothing is possible. Even your exams he will whisper the answers in your ears.
Alok Kumar•10736• Raj•10 days ago
Dhakkan.... (a) these news are posted by Godi media to project Modi as strong leader in eyes of dud people like you and (b) Modi is not bothered about China but his press posting these are either informing China or creating false hope..... All he can do is do Jhule Jhule with i in Ahmedabad and take photos... He's most dangerous PM in so far as Indian security is concerned
KALI AMMA•25942• Kaliamma•Manchester•10 days ago
Why release all these sensitive information to the enemy? What are you trying to prove?
Anil•3931• Kaliamma•Rajkot•10 days ago
it is in a way deterrent for enemies to strike Bharat first. It is also a great tool for attacking a terror country.
Naturetruth Truth•7166• Kaliamma•10 days ago
While China and Russia have already deployed hypersonic missiles, with US trying to dev, Indians think talking of subsonic obsolete rockets are India top secret sensitive information.
Ankush•26741• Kaliamma•10 days ago
they want to prove that IT cell fools who got paid 2rs per comment are put to work..
KALI AMMA•25942• Ankush•Manchester•10 days ago
Dude enough of your poppycock and cockamamie ranting and stay far away from the disillusioned sickular blokes!
Bonny Moraes•13781• Kaliamma•Goa•10 days ago
What has secularism got to do with it?
Ivan Wolf•30349• Kaliamma•10 days ago
Boast and brag are in the gens of Indians
KALI AMMA•25942• Ivan Wolf•Manchester•10 days ago
Unfortunately;that is what the media seems to portray and demonstrate to the public at large!
North East• Kaliamma•10 days ago
China and Pak have even more detail informations! China had in the past alleged India is dishing out lesser weopon (Made in India) capabilities than these are capable off!
KALI AMMA•25942• North East•Manchester•10 days ago•Follow
India don't need bragging rights, as it slowly and surely becoming a robust and strong in both the economy and military sphere, Sir!
Krishna•44779• Kaliamma•10 days ago
This is information already in the public domain
vivek agrawal•10293• Kaliamma•10 days ago
You really think these are sensitive information, and that media is the source for getting information... HAHAHA
KALI AMMA•25942• Sandeep Negi•Manchester•10 days ago
Meaning the media is to blame for it!! You have unwittingly answered my question!LoL!
N Renganathan•54362•Madras•10 days ago
good development. as usual media is bent upon giving too much details with photos. opposition parties , if elected will cancel such preparedness.
R Venkatesh Govind•46170• N Renganathan•Gurgaon•10 days ago
Opposition will not tom tom such sensitive defence information like BJP.
Gulshan•488• N Renganathan•10 days ago
Sometimes information is given deliberately.
Guest•24210•10 days ago
This time china will weep.Simply fooling the world.
China never fought a war,neither they will fight.,reason,India, America all are war expertised
Ivan Wolf•30349• Guest•10 days ago
China never fought a war? You are excused since you were not born in 1950, nor in 1962
Anoop Aggarwal•27876•10 days ago
We need to build rocket force which can completely destroy their major industrial cities in the event we are attacked by them so that they learn a lesson which they wouldn't forget for long time. This is the only way to tackle China which is bent upon to create trouble for all its neighbours.
Piyush Kumar•10609• Piyush Kumar•Bangalore•10 days ago
Investing into indian defense industry has multiple benefits. First is the sovereign security - we don't have to look towards anyone in case of increased needs. And then there is economy - the money spent remains in the country only, circulating further in the domestic markets.
Ivan Wolf•30349• Sky Wlkinson•10 days ago
Current Indians are poisoned by lies of Modi and his gang. Congi done a lot for India: IITs, ISRO, 2 aircraft carriers for India navy, MIGs SUs BrahMos missiles, Tejas, Arjun tank. What has Modi done?
aryan ray•58•US•10 days ago
Government’s job should be simple. Let the army make all tactical decisions, and just cater to the requirements that army experts recommend, kee egoistic and unqualified politicians away from the decission making process. Modi government seems to have been more successful in this regard (kee their unqualified politicians away) compared to any previous Congress-led government.