Indian Army inducted new artillery guns and equipment, including K9 Vajra and M777 howitzers, at Deolali artillery centre in Nashik, Maharashtra. The induction ceremony took place in the presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army chief General Bipin Rawat.
Besides, M777 American Ultra Light Howitzers and the K-9 Vajra, the third gun system inducted is the ‘Composite Gun Towing Vehicle’ for towing some of the existing guns in service with the country.
About The Guns:
The guns have a range of 30 km and can be moved to the desired location using helicopters and service aircraft. The M777 is currently operational in Australia, Canada, and Saudi Arabia and has also been deployed in the war in Afghanistan. The K9 Vajra has been assembled in Larsen & Toubro and will also be produced by L&T for the Indian Army.
Source- Times Now