Indian artillery on an upward trajectory, to become modern and more deadly


To every discerning Indian, even a mention of the two-decade-old Kargil conflict evokes memories of the fire and fury unleashed by Artillery. Pictures o `Tiger Hill’ lit up by the direct firing 155 mm guns still inspire many a young man and woman, in and outside uniform.

Creditably, Artillery has not only maintained an `upward trajectory’ in procuring modern weapon systems an equipment, but has successfully evolved concepts to emerge as a vital `firearm’ of the Indian Army, with a potent arsenal of guns, rockets, missiles an UAVs to engage targets, with precision, in-depth areas, well beyond the contact battlespace.

wMaintaining an unwavering policy of upgrading most guns to 155mm calibre Artillery in early November 2018 began induction of K- 9 Vajra Self Propelled (SP) guns, manufactured indigenously by L&T in cooperation with Hanwha Techwin of South Korea.  Read More

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