In a significant boost to its military capabilities, India is set to induct the long-range attack cruise missile Nirbhay and the quasi-ballistic surface-to-surface missile Pralay into its arsenal. These missiles will provide the Indian armed forces with a comprehensive package of long-range and intermediate-range strike options.
The Nirbhay missile, with a range of over 1,000 kilometers, is capable of neutralizing enemy targets at considerable distances. It can also be integrated with the BrahMos missiles, forming a potent combination. The Pralay missile, with a range of 150 to 500 kilometers, is powered by a solid-propellant rocket motor and incorporates advanced technologies that enable it to evade interceptor missiles.
The induction of these missiles is part of India’s efforts to strengthen its defense posture in response to the evolving threat landscape along its borders. The country is also considering inducting ballistic missiles from its strategic forces into the conventional role, providing its military with a wider range of strike options.
The production of Pralay missiles is underway, and they are expected to be ready for operational deployment soon. The Nirbhay missile is also being considered for large-scale induction by one of the defense services.
The addition of these missiles will significantly enhance India’s military capabilities and provide it with a strong deterrent against potential adversaries.