India has successfully conducted two consecutive tests of Pralay, the first conventional ballistic missile. The second trial was clocked in the early hours of Thursday from the Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.
In a strike range of 150 to 500 km, the missile successfully touched the 500 mark. Historically, the country has run a trial on two consecutive days. On Wednesday (Dec. 22), the missile range was 400 kilometers. Pralay was designed by the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) based on Prithvi Defence Vehicle. According to the DRDO, the missile has an inbuilt guidance system, state-of-art navigation and integrated avionics. The guidance system could be turned on through a mobile launcher.