India Successfully Test Fires Prahaar Ballistic Missile

On September 20, India successfully tested its indigenously produced Prahaar short-range ballistic missile from its facility in Odisha. A defense official stated the missile was launched from a road-mobile launcher and struck its intended target. Prior to the test, over 4,000 residents were temporarily evacuated from villages surrounding the launch pad as a safety precaution. This marked India’s second reported test launch of the Prahaar SRBM, which was last test fired in July 2011. The solid-fueled missile can deliver both conventional and nuclear warheads at a range of 150 km.