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Two new Howitzer artillery guns arrive in India 30 yrs after Bofors scandal

India last inducted the Swedish Bofors guns in the 1980s

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The first two of the M777 Ultralight Howitzers landed in New Delhi on Thursday, bringing an end to the Indian Army's three decade wait for a new artillery gun. The two 155mm/39 calibre ultralight Howitzers arrived on a chartered flight. The guns, which have a maximum range of 30 km, will be tested in Pokharan in Rajasthan. "Two M 777 A-2 (Indian) ULH arrived on Thursday for preparation of firing tables. During this event, the guns will fire 155 mm indigenous ammunition," the Indian Army said in a statement. As per the contract agreement, firing tables are ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 22:00 IST
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