India conducts test-fire of ‘Pralay’ missile for 2nd consecutive day

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New Delhi: India carried out the second successful flight test of indigenously-developed Surface-to-Surface missile ‘Pralay’ today to check heavier payload, different range and lethality.

The first successful test-flight of the missile, developed by DRDO, was conducted yesterday.

“For the first time, two consecutive flight tests of a ballistic missile have been conducted successfully on two consecutive days,” a Defence Ministry spokesman said.

The flight test met all the mission objectives, he said, adding the launch proved the system in both the configurations of the missile.

“In today’s launch, the ‘Pralay’ missile was tested for heavier payload and different range to prove the precision and lethality of the weapon,” the spokesman said.

This 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.

India has been testing several missiles and other defence systems in the recent months amidst continuing tension and military standoff with China on the Ladakh border.