Indian Army to buy American howitzer ammo for long-range accurate strikes


Seeking to acquire the capability to hit enemy positions close to populated areas without causing collateral damage, the Indian Army is in the process of acquiring Excalibur guided long-range artillery ammunition which can strike targets more than 50 km away.

“The Indian Army is planning to acquire the Excalibur artillery ammunition from the Americans under the emergency procurement procedures,” government sources said here.

The acquisition case is being processed under the emergency powers for procurement of weapon systems and ammunition to be war-ready in post-Pulwama attack-like situations.

The ammunition is being acquired for units deployed along the Line of Control where artillery shelling by Pakistan is a common feature. Read More

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