Fearing Retaliatory Action by Indian Army, Pakistan Buying 1 Lakh Shells For Its 121 Howitzer Guns: Report


Flustered over the retaliatory action by the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan is preparing to buy huge amounts of ammunition from abroad.  Zee News quoted intelligence agency reports saying that Pakistan has finalised deal with Italy for the purchase of nearly one lakh shells for its Howitzer guns.

It may be worth mentioning here that soon after India struck a government-to-government deal with the US in November 2017 for supply of the 145 howitzers at a cost of nearly Rs 5,000 crore, Pakistan bought 121 Howitzer from Italy, to ensure that there is no shortage in preparation against the Indian Army.

“Our agencies are trying to find out why Pakistan is procuring about one lakh shells from Italy and where they are planning to use it,” Zee News quoted an official poster in central security establishment as saying. Read More

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