Army inducts new artillery guns after three decades Army inducts new artillery guns after three decades

The M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer from the US and K9 Vajra-T tracked self-propelled artillery gun from South Korea were formally inducted into service by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Inducts 3 Major Artillery Gun Systems

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday inducted three major artillery gun systems,including the M777 American Ultra Light Howitzers and the K-9 Vajra, into the Army.

Indian Army inducts K9 Vajra, M777 howitzers, first guns since Bofors

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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 artillery gun.

M777 Howitzer Guns Inducted into Army Two Years After Purchase from US

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 5,070 crore.

Watch: Indian Army displays show of strength with M77 Ultra Light Howitzer demo at Nashik - A video of the M777 Ultra Light Howitzer, which was inducted in the Army recently, was seen in action in Nashik.

​The artillery modernisation plan has been moving at a slow pace since the last couple of decades but it picked up pace when the Indian Army issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for 100 155mm / 52-calibre SP gun programme in 2011.

Indian Army inducts K9, M777 howitzer guns in presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

India News – The tracked, self-propelled K9 Vajra, with a maximum range of 28-38 km, is capable of firing three rounds in 30 seconds in the ‘burst' mode, 15 rounds in three minutes in the ‘intense' mode and 60 rounds in 60 minutes in the ‘sustained' mode.

India News: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday inducted three major artillery gun systems, including the M777 American Ultra Light Howitzers and the K-

K9 Vajra, M777 howitzers to be inducted today, Sitharaman to attend event

Indian Army to induct K9 Vajra and M777 Howitzer guns on Friday

The Indian Army will on Friday formally induct two state of the art gun systems – K9 Vajra and M777 Howitzer – at a ceremony in Devlali in Maharashtra. The event will be attended by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and Minister of State Subhash Bhamre, among others.