Kanson wrote:Brahmos can be used for targets at ~300 km and Shourya can be for targets 400 km onwards. Unless you can find so many targets of interest in the vicinity of battlefield at that range which needs immediate attention, don't known what is the use of separate missile which can't be taken by other missiles. Going @ the rate, in few years time, IAF will only be tasked with Air to air role.
I would guess:-
Prahar at 250-300km with 200kg warhead
Brahmos in hi-hi-hi profile at 500-700km with 200kg warhead
Shourya at 750-1250km with 200kg warhead
Dear Sir, Since you inquired, Prahaar tested on July 21st was at depressed trajectory. Let's take that published data are nominal values. Actual figures might be classified. As references to ATACMS were drawn, you must be knowing, there are ~150 km, 200+ km and 300 km range versions of that missile. Initially ATACMS was conceived as Tri Service missile just as Prahaar could be. Later AF and Navy opted out. ATAMCS developement was not for mere some tactical support but to increase the Nuclear threshold against SU/Warsaw pact countries. So reference to ATACMS is really striking.
In 90s the Brahmos we tested were restricted in range by software means. Later versions may have restricted the fuel tank capacity attune to the published range. In situations between life and dealth it will be last thing to worry about MTCR and contracts. During Kargil IAF tinkered with Mirage-2000 which is against the contract. So we wont be knowing for sure. Technically at hi - hi profile with enlarged tanks, yes, Brahmos can cover that range. If I remember right, Shipwreck missile has that range you mentioned.
Regarding Shourya, well i leave it at your imagination.