Country’s 1st artillery gun Dhanush to be inducted into Army on March 26


Dhanush, the first indigenous long-range artillery gun developed during the project to upgrade the scam-ridden but useful Bofors artillery gun, will be inducted into the Indian Army on March 26.

The first batch of six guns will be deployed along the China and Pakistan frontiers, sources in the Indian Army said. By the end of the year, a complete regiment — comprising of 18 guns — will be in action along the borders shared with China and Pakistan.

It is a 155mm x 45mm calibre artillery gun. In February end, the Ministry of Defence, along with the Indian Army approved the bulk production order of 118 of these guns for the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). Read  More

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