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Nov 09, 2018
9:11PM

Army gets K9 Vajra and M777 howitzer guns

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The Army on Friday inducted new artillery guns and equipment, including K9 Vajra and M777 howitzers, at Deolali artillery centre in Nashik district of 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, while K-9 Vajra is a self-propelled artillery gun. 

The induction ceremony here comes ahead of establishing the first regiment- each comprising of about 18 guns- of the M777s and the Vajra by around mid-next year. For procuring 145 M777s, India in November 2016 had entered into a contract with the United States under the Foreign Military Sales programme for 5,070 crore rupees. 

The M777s, which have been used in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, can be easily transported to high altitude areas by helicopters. 
 

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