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The 155 mm/39-caliber howitzers, which can be sling-loaded to helicopters and swiftly deployed to high-altitude areas, are likely to be inducted by the year-end, the first officer said.(BAE Systems website)

Indian Army to begin deploying light howitzers in eastern sector

Hindustan Times, Walong (Arunachal Pradesh) | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 07:07 AM IST
The tactical mobility will enable quick insertion of the howitzers in areas close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, which can move weapons, equipment and troops at a swifter pace because of better infrastructure, he said.
L&T had in 2017 won the Rs 4,500-crore contract from the Ministry of Defence to supply 100 units of K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun systems to the Indian Army under the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.(PTI)
L&T had in 2017 won the Rs 4,500-crore contract from the Ministry of Defence to supply 100 units of K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun systems to the Indian Army under the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.(PTI)

Narendra Modi inaugurates India’s first private Howitzer-manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Hazira (Gujarat) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 05:57 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Armoured Systems Complex of Larsen and Toubro in Gujarat, the first private facility in the country where the K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns will be manufactured.
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