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30 years after Bofors, India to get its 1st modern artillery guns tomorrow

The first 25 guns will be bought directly from the US and the rest will be assembled in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Two of the 145 ultra-light howitzers will arrive in from the US on Friday.

It will be the first induction of the howitzers after the scandal broke out nearly 30 years ago. The scandal had badly hit the artillery modernisation of the Indian

An official from BAE Systems said the first two guns will land in ahead of the schedule over the weekend.

The howitzers are being procured for the Indian and will be deployed along the India-border.

has struck a government-to-government deal for 145 howitzers with the US at a cost of around $700 million.

According to the deal, the first 25 guns will be bought directly from the US and the rest will be assembled in

"We continue to support the US government in integrating its weapon systems with the Indian Army's artillery modernisation programme," the official said.

First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 07:59 IST
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