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PM Modi inaugurates L&T's howitzer gun-manufacturing unit in Surat

The company has set up the Armoured Systems Complex at its Hazira facility, around 30 km from Surat, to manufacture the guns

Press Trust of India  |  Hazira (Guj) 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he has asked the GST Council to bring houses meant for the middle class in the 5% GST slab  (Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Saturday inaugurated the of Larsen and Toubro in Gujarat, the first private facility in the country where the K9 Vajra self-propelled guns will be manufactured.

had in 2017 won the Rs 4,500-crore contract from the Ministry of Defence to supply 100 units of K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun systems to the Indian Army under the Centre's 'Make in India' initiative.

The company has set up the at Hazira, around 30km from Surat, to manufacture and integrate advanced armoured platforms, such as self-propelled artillery Howitzers, future infantry combat vehicles, future-ready combat vehicles and future main battle tanks.

The manufacturing complex is executing the 'K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52-caliber tracked self-propelled guns' programme.

K9 Vajra contract involves delivery of 100 such systems in 42 months, which is the largest contract awarded to a private company by the Ministry of Defence.

had signed a transfer of technology contract for guns with South Korean company Hanwha Corporation.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was also present at the inauguration Saturday.

First Published: Sat, January 19 2019. 12:30 IST
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