At the end of 2009, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India, began the development of a short-range missile to replace the Prithvi 1 SRBM. The needs of the Indian Army required a low cost, high mobility, all weather and very high accuracy missile that filled the tactical gap between the multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) and the SRBM type missiles. The development of the program ended with the presentation of the Prahaar tactical ballistic missile (TBM). One of its best capacities is that missile can be fired in a maximum of 3 minutes since the firing order is given, and without any special preparation. The first firing test was conducted on July 21, 2011, and the missile impact less than 10 meters from the target, located at 150 km away. On September 20, 2018, another successful trial was carried out. This time, a Prahaar missile reached a target located at 200 km from the Chandipur test range. This weapon is currently in service, although the quantity is unknown.

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Country of origin



Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL)


Surface-to-surface, land attack missile


Development since 2009

Missile/bomb dimensions, (length x diameter)

7.30 x 0.42 meters

Missile/bomb weight

1,280 kg

Missile speed

Mach 1.8 (2,205 km/h)

Missile range

200 km

Guidance system


Warhead, (explosive charge)

Weight: 200 kg – Type: HE conventional or Nuclear

C.E.P., (circular error probability)

10 meters