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While 25 guns will come to India in a fly-away condition, the rest will be assembled in India by the BAE Systems in partnership with Mahindra Defence. The guns, with a calibre of 155 mm, will be mostly deployed along the borders with China.
"We continue to support the US government in integrating this new weapon system with the Indian Army's artillery modernisation programme," an official of the BAE Systems said.
The howitzers that can be heli-lifted, were first proposed to be bought from BAE about 10 years back.
The Bofors scandal that had taken place during prime ministership of Rajiv Gandhi, had severely crippled the Army's modernisation programme.