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Army inducts M777, K-9 Vajra among 3 major artillery gun systems in arsenal

The induction ceremony here comes ahead of establishing the first regiment of the M777s and the Vajra by around mid next year

Press Trust of India  |  Deolali 

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Defence Minister Friday inducted three major gun systems, including the M777 American Ultra Light and the K-9 Vajra, into the

The third gun system inducted is the 'Composite Gun Towing Vehicle' for towing some of the existing guns in service with the country, while K-9 Vajra is a self-propelled gun.

The induction ceremony here comes ahead of establishing the first regiment- each comprising of about 18 guns- of the and the Vajra by around mid next year, an official said.

For procuring 145 M777s, India in November 2016 had entered into a contract with the United States under the Foreign Military Sales programme for Rs 50.70 bn.

The M777s, which have been used in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, can be easily transported to high altitude areas by helicopters.

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 12:55 IST
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