India Flight Tests Indigenously-developed Surface-to-Surface Tactical Missile ‘Prahar’

Defence Industry, Indigenisation, Missiles

New Delhi. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously developed surface-to-surface tactical missile ‘Prahar’ from Launch Complex-III, Integrated Test Range, Balasore on September 20.


Range stations and electro optical systems tracked the missile throughout its flight. ‘Prahar’ is a contemporary weapon system capable of carrying multiple types of warheads and neutralising a wide variety of targets.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has congratulated the DRDO, Indian Army, Indian Defence Industries and others, who are involved, for the successful mission and said: “indigenously developed Prahar will further strengthen our defence capabilities.”

Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy witnessed the launch and complimented all the team members on the successful flight test of the Surface-to-Surface Tactical Missile Prahar.