India on 20th September 2018, successfully test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-surface, short-range tactical ballistic missile 'Prahaar' from the Odisha coast.
The Prahaar missile has been indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is expected to further strengthen the defence capabilities of the Indian Army.
The Prahaar missile was test-launched from launch pad-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, near Balasore.
It is capable of filling the gap between the multi-barrel rocket system 'Pinaka' and medium-range ballistic missile 'Prithvi'.
The Prahaar missile test launch was successful, as the missile traveled a range of 200 km before zeroing in on the target, achieving all mission objectives. The DRDO used various tracking radars as well as electro-optic equipment to track and monitor the trajectory of the missile.
The Prahaar missile is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation, guidance and electromechanical actuation systems with an advanced onboard computer. It is fitted with an inertial navigation system and is capable of engaging multiple targets in different directions.
Also, the Prahaar missile is a quick-reaction, all-weather, all-terrain and highly accurate battlefield support tactical weapon system.