Army proposes to set up firing range at Dholera SIR

Acting on a proposal moved by the Indian Army, the Gujarat government on Thursday earmarked over 200 square kilometres of land to set up a firing range at Dholera SIR (Special Investment Region). Confirming the development, Jai Prakash Shivhare, Managing Director of Dholera Industrial City Development Limited (DICDL) said that the range will come up in a 5 km wide and 25 km long patch.

“We are proposing a firing range in Dholera. We have already earmarked over 200 square kilometres of land. It will be 5 kilometers wide and 25 kilometre long patch, which will be used for testing of weapons. The project of the firing range was taken up after we got a request from the Indian Army,” Shivhare said at the second Gujarat Aviation Conclave 2019.

“There are only a few firing ranges in India, including the ones at Pokharan and one at Balasore. Most of the time, these firing ranges are occupied and there is a long queue for tests to be done, Read More

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