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Induction of new artillery guns shows promise for indigenous defence firms

Besides imported guns, a bouquet of indigenous guns awaits trials

Ajai Shukla  |  Pune 

For the third year running, new artillery guns have featured in the Republic Day parade, signalling that the Army's debilitating shortfall of modern artillery guns — the most effective battlefield weapon since the American Civil War — could soon be alleviated. The parade saw the debut of two new artillery guns.

One is the Korean-origin K-9 Thunder self-propelled gun, a 155 millimetre (mm), 52-calibre gun that Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is building under licence in its Talegaon plant, near Pune. These guns are mounted on tracked vehicles to keep pace with fast-moving tanks ...

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First Published: Tue, February 05 2019. 22:11 IST
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