With reference to the ‘Pralay’, consider the following statements:

With reference to the ‘Pralay’, consider the following statements:

1) It is an air-to-surface missile.

2) It was developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of these

Answer: 2 only

Explanation:

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted maiden flight test of indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’, from Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on December 22, 2021.

The Missile is powered with solid propellant rocket motor and many new technologies.

The missile has a range of 150-500 kilometre and can be launched from a mobile launcher.

The missile guidance system includes state-of-the-art navigation system and integrated avionics.

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