First time since Bofors, India gets 2 Howitzer big guns weapons from US

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acquisition of the first two howitzers is part of Indian Army’s Rs 22,000-crore modernisation plan. (Photo: File)

Indian Army on Thursday got two Howitzer M-777s, ordnance firearms with a most extreme scope of 30 km, from the United States.

The firearms would be utilized to upgrade safeguard framework in high-height zones in eastern fringe against China.

As indicated by a report, this is the first run through in three decades, since the Bofors embarrassment that the Indian armed force has gotten howitzers.

The two howitzers are a piece of India’s 145-firearm arrange from the US as indicated by an arrangement which cost India Rs 5000 crore.

As indicated by the report, the securing of the initial two howitzers is a piece of Indian Army’s Rs 22,000-crore modernisation arrange, under which it will gain five distinct sorts of ordnance weapons.

“We keep on supporting the US government in coordinating its weapon frameworks with the Indian Army’s ordnance modernisation program,” the report cited an authority of the organization as saying.

The BAE Systems, which fabricates the M-777 ultra-light howitzer weapons, will convey 25 of the 145 to India, while the rest will be gathered here by Mahindra.


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