Indian Army adds another tactical ballistic missile in its arsenal

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Indian Army adds another tactical ballistic missile in its arsenal

*New Delhi:* Indian Army adds another tactical ballistic missile in its arsenal.

In order to enhance the firepower of Army and Air Force and to upgrade precision strike capabilities, India is working on 'Pranash' ballistic missile which will be capable of striking targets at a range of 200km.

The new tactical ballistic missile is an advanced version of the 150-km strike range Prahar missile.

Prahar was a replacement of Prithvi ballistic missiles.

As per a Defence official, "The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has started working on the development of the 200-km strike range Pranash ballistic missile which would be armed with conventional warheads."

The trials of the missile would be conducted in next couple of years and the single-stage solid-propellant missile would also be readied for exports to friendly foreign countries as its strike range is within the permissible limits of international regimes on missile sales.