3 Decades After Bofors, Indian Army Gets First Artillery Guns From US

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For the first time in three decades, the Indian Army today received two new artillery guns systems. The M-777 ultra-light howitzers which arrived in India today are part of 145-gun order sealed in a government-to-government deal with the United States for 700 million dollars.

The Army has massive plans to upgrade its artillery formations, and is in the process of acquiring five types of artillery guns under a 22,000 crore modernisation plan. The air portable guns that arrived today will be used to shore up defences in high-altitude areas against China. The 155 mm, 39-calibre gun will have a maximum range of 30 km. Read More…


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