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India, U.S ink landmark deal for 145 M777 howitzer artillery guns

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

and the United States signed a landmark deal for 145 M777 howitzer artillery guns on Wednesday.

Indian industry will partner with the U.S. defense subsidiary of BAE Systems to locally assemble, integrate, and test the howitzers, supporting Prime Minister Modi's Make-in-campaign.

This deal marks a major step forward in the U.S.-defense relationship and supports jobs in both our countries.

As major defense partners, the United States and India remain committed to enhancing military modernization efforts and building a security partnership based on trust, transparency, and shared interests.

The M777 is a state-of-the-art, lightweight howitzer that will provide the with advanced capabilities.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 15:28 IST