The induction ceremony here comes ahead of establishing the first regiment- each comprising of about 18 guns- of the M777s and the Vajra by around mid next year, an official said.

#Watch: Indian Army’s M777 Ultra Light Howitzer in action

Hindustan TimesIndian Army’s M777 Ultra Light Howitzer was set in action on Friday. The newly-inducted artillery piece was set in action in Maharashtra’s Nashik. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army Chief General Bipin Rawat were present during the action.

Army inducts three major artillery gun systems, will add to firepower capability on Pakistan border

Taking a dig at the Congress, Sitharaman said though the procurement process began in 2006, it did not advance further.

Army gets first major batch of artillery guns post-Bofors

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The M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer from the U.S. 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.