Area denial weapons are defensive devices that prevent adversaries from occupying or traversing an area. They may not be completely effective in preventing passage, but they can severely restrict, slow down, or endanger the opponent.
The Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher has a maximum range of 39–40 kilometers. It is one of the first few Indian military terms to have been exported to foreign countries, including Armenia. Indonesia and Nigeria have also shown interest in the Pinaka.