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    Army for modular design concept for tanks

    Post  Godric on Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:00 pm

    Book. wrote:
    higurashihougi wrote:Indian version of Armata ? Question Question Idea

    I read the note. 40 ton lite tank

    Arjun heavy no good Surprised

    India does not have the infrastructure to field the Arjun ... it can only be used in very limited areas ... imagine having a MBT that cannot be fielded in it's border areas including China & Pakistan and the disputed area of Kashmir region ... so it's development was a complete waste of time
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:32 pm

    Media: India will acquire 149 BMP-2 produced by Russian license
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    India to procure 149 Russia-licensed BMP-2 IFV

    Post  Book. on Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:52 am

    India to procure 149 Russia-licensed BMP-2 IFV
    30 October 2015 SPUTNIK, BORIS EGOROV, RIR

    The Indian Defence Ministry on Thursday approved the acquisition of 149 BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles to be built in the country under license from Russia, The Times of India reported.

    The decision, adopted by the ministry's Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC), comes shortly before Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar departs on visit to Russia on Friday, the newspaper said.

    India is set to spend over $140 million to acquire new army vehicles, according to the newspaper.

    A potential contract for 149 BMP-2 stipulates the licensed assembly of military vehicles directly in India at the facilities of one of the plants of the Ordnance Factory Board, a state holding company for the production of ammunition, weapons and vehicles.

    The details of the contract are due to be discussed during Parrikar's visit to Moscow, the media outlet reported, citing an Indian military source.

    According to the IHS Jane’s defense journal, the Indian Army operates 1,000-1,200 license-built BMP-2/2K infantry combat vehicles.

    http://in.rbth.com/economics/defence/2015/10/30/india-to-procure-149-rusia-licensed-bmp-2-ifv_535475

    India like the BMP
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  George1 on Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:53 pm

    India Successfully Competes User-Assisted Tests of Pinaka II Rocket System



    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20160103/1032628806/india-rocket-test-launch.html#ixzz3wClhJhSH
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  aksha on Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:28 am

    Nag missile hits bull’s eye with modified seeker
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    The indigenously-built third generation, fire-and-forget anti-tank missile, Nag, scored a “bull’s eye” and successfully hit the target 4 km away during a night trial in the Mahajan Field Firing Range, Rajasthan, last week.

    During the test, the Thermal Target System (TTS) developed by a defence laboratory at Jodhpur was used as target for the missile, which is in the final user configuration. TTS simulated a target similar to an operational tank as thermal mapping from tank to TTS was carried out for generating thermal signature.

    According to scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the trial validated the enhanced 4-km range capability of Imaging-Infrared seeker, which guides the missile to the target after its launch. The scientists said multi-purpose mission exercises were carried out for improving the system. With the modified seeker achieving requisite range capability, the scientists said the Nag missile was now ready for final, pre-induction user trials.

    Director of Defence Research and Development Laboratory, (DRDL) K. Jayaraman said the final user trials would be conducted in different conditions in summer and winter this year. Using HEAT (High explosive anti-tank) warhead, the top-attack all-weather fire-and-forget system is capable of destroying modern tanks with armoured protection by nullifying their ERA (explosive reactive armour).
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    Post  aksha on Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:18 am

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    Ministry of Defence may cancel EoI for $7.5-bn vehicle project

    Post  Pinto on Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:33 am

    The ministry of defence (MoD) is planning to cancel and reissue an expression of interest (EoI) for the army’s $7.5-billion futuristic infantry combat vehicle (FICV) programme.Sources told FE that the MoD has also extended the deadline until later this month as the companies are waiting for the new Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) recommendations to be finalised, which has recommended a minimum 40% indigenous content as compared to the 30% indigenous content in DPP-2008.

    The MoD, which invited 10 companies in 2015 to submit proposals to develop the FICV under the ‘Make’ procedure, specified that two development agencies would be chosen.

    Now, even as that competitive selection continues, industry watchers claim that “the decision to extend the date and re-issue the EoI is being done to ensure that the Ordnance Factory Board gets the FICV programme. However, since the OFB has no expertise, it will be allowed to work with a consortium of private companies.”

    Industry sources claim that a consortium formed by L&T would include other players who have responded to the EoI. The nine private companies in the race — Larsen & Toubro; Tata Power (strategic engineering division); Tata Motors; Mahindra & Mahindra; Bharat Forge; Pipavav Defence; Rolta India; Punj Lloyd; and Titagarh Wagons.

    The FICV programme was approved in 2009, whose EoI was first issued in 2010 but was subsequently cancelled. Last year, the army re-issued the EoI after a gap of three years to 10 Indian companies and had sought responses by mid-January 2016.

    Two development agencies (DAs) will be selected and will compete for the $7.5 billion project. The Indian companies have been encouraged to form consortium (maximum five) and also tie up with as many foreign companies to bring home latest technologies on a licence basis to strengthen indigenous know-how.

    According to an E&Y report ,‘Eye on Defence 2016’, “Four assessment categories with varied weightage have been listed out to pick these two agencies at the end of EoI stage. The cost of development of the prototype will be shared amongst the MoD and contenders with a 4:1 ratio. DRDO, being a technical evaluation agency, will not be competing/participating as a potential partner for any of the 40 key technologies identified by the army in its proposal. The contribution of the Indian industry to acquire, develop and indigenise critical technologies will be one of the key criteria in the assessment of various proposals. This current issue captures all this a segment wise listing of the probable technology partners for this programme.”

    “Indigenisation is one of the important requirements of the program; therefore, parties must agree to collaborate to achieve the respective indigenisation targets for the development phase and serial production phase. A minimum 30% indigenous content on cost basis (excluding taxes, duties and other statutory obligations) is mandatory for the developed prototype of FICV. However, with 30% indigenous content, there is insufficient incentive to indigenise, which should be the primary objective in a ‘Make’ project,” the report states.

    Also, the ownership of any intellectual property generated from any joint development will be mutually agreed upon and may be transferable to the MoD, if required for the programme.

    Under the ‘Make’ procedure, the defence ministry will choose the best two proposals. Those two companies, and the OFB, will design and develop separate FICV prototypes. The defence ministry would reimburse 80% of their expenses. As a matter of fact, no design of such major platform has been developed in the country and hence, no suitable data on cost of design and development is available for guidance.

    The best prototype will then be selected, and the vendor that built it will get a manufacturing contract. About 2,600 FICVs will be needed to replace the army’s old Russian-origin BMP-2 infantry combat vehicles.

    War Machine
    * Firms are waiting for the new Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) recommendations, which include the recommendation for a minimum 40% indigenous content as compared with the 30% indigenous content in DPP-2008, to be finalised

    * The defence ministry, which invited 10 companies in 2015 to submit proposals to develop the combat vehicle, specified that two development agencies would be chosen

    http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/ministry-of-defence-may-cancel-eoi-for-7-5-bn-vehicle-project/207497/
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  Militarov on Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:36 pm

    "Tata Motors has signed a strategic agreement with Bharat Forge Limited and General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) of the US, for the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD’s) prestigious Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) program. Tata Motors will lead the consortium, with Bharat Forge Limited as a partner, while General Dynamics Land Systems will bring in its much proven expertise in combat vehicle platforms.

    Tata Motors will play on its strengths related to Design, Development & Integration of mobility platforms, while Bharat Forge’s will bring on board its competence with fighting platforms and manufacturing strengths. General Dynamics’ proven expertise, as SOSI (a system of systems integrator) in various integrational programs, will bring in the required competency enabling Tata Motors, the lead integrator, to offer a truly indigenous solution for this ‘Make’ program.

    To be developed under the ‘Make Category’, the FICV is a high mobility armoured battle vehicle, for infantry men to keep pace with new advancements in weaponry system. The FICV needs to be compact, tracked and amphibious, no heavier than 18-20 tonnes, so that it can be air-portable and transportable by other means, onto combat zones. The vehicle must fire anti-tank guided missiles, to ranges beyond four kilometers, with a capability to carry a crew of three and eight combat-kitted infantrymen. The FICV will replace the Indian Army’s fleet of 2610 Russian-designed BMP (Sarath BMP-II) series armed vehicles, that are in operation since 1980."

    Source: http://defence-blog.com/army/tata-motors-announces-strategic-partnership-with-general-dynamics-land-systems-for-indian-ficv-program.html
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  GarryB on Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:05 am

    The FICV needs to be compact, tracked and amphibious, no heavier than 18-20 tonnes, so that it can be air-portable and transportable by other means, onto combat zones.

    So they choose the Chinook over the Halo, so this decision means no helicopter transport options and they have established a joint venture with a US company to build a new IFV to replace the BMPs they currently have in service.... and they set the weight requirements to a level where the helo they have chosen cannot transport the vehicles.
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:33 am

    GarryB wrote:
    The FICV needs to be compact, tracked and amphibious, no heavier than 18-20 tonnes, so that it can be air-portable and transportable by other means, onto combat zones.

    So they choose the Chinook over the Halo, so this decision means no helicopter transport options and they have established a joint venture with a US company to build a new IFV to replace the BMPs they currently have in service.... and they set the weight requirements to a level where the helo they have chosen cannot transport the vehicles.

    I know, it's truly laughable.
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  Werewolf on Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:24 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    GarryB wrote:
    The FICV needs to be compact, tracked and amphibious, no heavier than 18-20 tonnes, so that it can be air-portable and transportable by other means, onto combat zones.

    So they choose the Chinook over the Halo, so this decision means no helicopter transport options and they have established a joint venture with a US company to build a new IFV to replace the BMPs they currently have in service.... and they set the weight requirements to a level where the helo they have chosen cannot transport the vehicles.

    I know, it's truly laughable.

    I am glad when India falls on its butt, trying to sit on two chairs without brains and without any solid plans for the future, maybe they will get educated a bit.
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:44 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    GarryB wrote:
    The FICV needs to be compact, tracked and amphibious, no heavier than 18-20 tonnes, so that it can be air-portable and transportable by other means, onto combat zones.

    So they choose the Chinook over the Halo, so this decision means no helicopter transport options and they have established a joint venture with a US company to build a new IFV to replace the BMPs they currently have in service.... and they set the weight requirements to a level where the helo they have chosen cannot transport the vehicles.

    I know, it's truly laughable.

    I am glad when India falls on its butt, trying to sit on two chairs without brains and without any solid plans for the future, maybe they will get educated a bit.

    I know right? We have a 'clear-cut' example how cost-effective a politicized arms procurement plan can be, just take a look at the GCC vermin's performance in Yemen....truly pitiful!!!
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  GarryB on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:39 am

    Would prefer cooler heads got control of things and they did not need a fall to see the roses...
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    Post  Werewolf on Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:00 pm

    GarryB wrote:Would prefer cooler heads got control of things and they did not need a fall to see the roses...

    But they certainly need this big fall on their butts so every indian wakes up from this horseshit propaganda of Friendly west just like to many russians have been stupid enough to believe the West is good untill Ukraine, now they know it better. That is what i wish for the indians...and for us germans well, the tide will turn after nukes go boom that i know for certain.
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  Militarov on Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:36 pm

    "TATRA TRUCKS will present their products at the trade fair of defense technology Defexpo India 2016, which will be held from 28 to 31 March 2016 in India, in the town of Quitol, the state of Goa. We sincerely invite all those interested to visit our stand, located in Hall 3, booth labeled 3.2.3.

    The Indian Army has more than 8,000 TATRA vehicles, making it one of the most active users of this technology. At Defexpo, TATRA TRUCKS will present the TATRA FORCE model range vehicle with AWD 8×8. In the future this advanced range should replace the older TATRA vehicles with 4×4 up to 12×12 configurations.

    However, since 2012, following allegation of corruption charges against its previous Indian stakeholder, deliveries were stopped. The acquisition of TATRA Company in 2013, by Czech shareholders, enabled TATRA to return to India in 2015, with the establishment of distribution agreement with BEML, which will provide the completion services under agreement with the Indian Armed Forces.



    Last year delivered 100 vehicles to India, mostly in the form of complete knocked down (CKD) sets; the company expects to deliver at least 250 vehicles in 2016, in different states of readiness for the final assembly. After-sales and support for the regional fleets will be provided by its TATRA India subsidiary.

    The TATRA FORCE are commonly built for customers outside Europe. They are characterized by a liquid-cooled engine from a foreign producer mounted together with the Twin Disc automatic transmission which is incorporated into the central load-carrying tube. Vehicles have all-wheel drive; a torque distributor is integrated in the transmission. Axles are fitted with two hub reduction gears in two types available. Vehicles can be equipped with a tire inflation system. The FORCE range is available from 6×6, 8×8 through 10×10 versions up to an absolutely unique 12×12 version. These last two versions have steerable wheels on the two final axles. The drive to these wheels can be disengaged. Deutz, Cummins and Caterpillarliquid-cooled engines are available."


    Source: http://defence-blog.com/army/tatra-is-returning-to-india-and-expect-to-deliver-250-trucks-in-2016.html
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    Post  sepheronx on Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:50 pm

    Tata, Ashok Leyland and Mahindra seem to dominate the large vehicle market. Reason why Kamaz, far superior trucks, don't operate in India.
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    Post  Militarov on Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:07 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Tata, Ashok Leyland and Mahindra seem to dominate the large vehicle market. Reason why Kamaz, far superior trucks, don't operate in India.

    Tatra is actually very good, even Israelis operate them. They have some KraZ trucks in India tho.
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    Post  sepheronx on Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:15 pm

    Not what I saw. And from my understanding from my inlaw, in India, these guys control the market due to corruption. If they say no to the trucks (since it will eat their profits, expect a few only to be sold to private firms. The army only operates TATA.
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    Post  Militarov on Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:30 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Not what I saw. And from my understanding from my inlaw, in India, these guys control the market due to corruption. If they say no to the trucks (since it will eat their profits, expect a few only to be sold to private firms. The army only operates TATA.

    Just to be clear Tatra is Checz automotive company, and TATA is Indian. KrAZ PMP 255b is used in India since 80s and some systems they obtained though time were on Ural chasis, so yeah there are some Russian trucks in Indian army, but not in quantities to be compared with Tata.
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    Post  max steel on Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:32 pm

    600 km range Ramjet Liquid Fuel cruise missile

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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  max steel on Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:39 am

    MALD-J EW pod can do the job too.
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  Militarov on Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:24 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
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    Well that Stinger order was quite small, i am not sure what are they planning to use them with, probably with Apache, which sort of makes sense. And orders for Apache is quite small to justify "build in India". Well yeah corruption exists almost everywhere, Russia, India, Serbia, Greece, Iraq, North Korea, China.... even US however they legalised their corruption by calling it "elections funding" and "corporate aid".

    India was always trying to reduce reliance on any side when its about weapons, so i sort of understand them on some purchases, its their country after all and i understand their wish not to be way too dependent on anyone.

    Well certain aspects of Indian military and security forces in general are horribly outdated, like their border guard service still using Sterling as main SMG, as procurement of Beretta Beretta MX4 from few years ago was frozen due to corruption scandal.

    Yes, corruption exists everywhere but that does not mean that they have to keep it that way. The point is the corruption in indian military procurement and import corruption is beyond Serdyukov level, next level would be yelzin.

    Agreed, however corruption will never cease to exist, as much as i hate it.
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    Re: Indian Army (IA): Equipment and News

    Post  Militarov on Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:26 pm

    "Manufactured by Ashok Leyland Defense Systems, especially for the Indian Army, Ambulance 4×4 is now on display at the ongoing 2016 DefExpo in Goa. Ashok Leyland announced at the DefExpo that the Indian Army has ordered 825 units of these Ambulances.

    Ashok Leyland Ambulance 4×4 is powered by the H6 IL engine which is capable of generating max power of 167 hp. It is mated to a manual transmission with a two-speed transfer case. It has a top speed of 90 kmph.

    Ashok Leyland Ambulance 4×4 has a kerb weight of 7,210 kg and a payload capacity of 1,000 kg. Seating capacity is at 6, including two berths for patients. Driver and co-driver in the front partition, doctor and nurse in the cabin with upper and lower berth for patients. There are special provisions inside the cabin to accommodate medical equipment, medicines, etc.

    With a ground clearance of 250 mm, the Ashok Leyland Ambulance 4×4 is capable of traversing over the worst of surfaces. 10×20 section highway cum sand tyres offer good traction.
    Key features include – optional 4 stretchers, HVAC for patient cabin, double walled insulated body, wash basin with water tank, oxygen delivery system for two patients with storge cabinet for two oxygen cylinders, inverter with battery backup, 4 auxilliary power supply ports, high intensity spotlight, insulated water tank, and refrigerator."








    Source: http://defence-blog.com/army/indian-army-has-ordered-825-ashok-leyland-ambulance-4x4.html
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    ‘Dhanush-155’, developed by GCF Jabalpur, to be inducted in Indian Army next month

    Post  Pinto on Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:36 am

    Longest surface-to-surface firing weapon ‘Dhanush – 155’ also called as Desi Bofors is likely to be inducted in the Indian Army by next month. Dhanush will be the first indigenous developed gun to be the part of Indian armed force after 32 years of Swedish Bofors gun that was inducted in 1984.

    The 155mm/45-calibre Dhanush gun was indigenously developed by Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur in coordination with Weapons Development and Execution Team (W-DET), New Delhi that is the main user of Bofors. Union Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, in a recently held programme, has stated that the Desi Bofors ‘Dhanush’ gun will be inducted from Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and handed over to the Indian Army by next month to strengthen its artillery. Lieutenant General Ravi Thodge, Master General of Ordnance already inspected the preparations for production of Dhanush in GCF last month, while Chairman of OFB, Kolkata, A Prabhakaran will be arriving to visit GCF, on April 20 to take stock of the preparations for starting production of Dhanush.

    “Dhanush-155 gun already accomplished comprehensive firing tests and satisfied the competent authorities. We are optimistic about out the induction of the indigenous gun by Ministry of Defence in the Indian Army, but any official notification is yet to be received in this regard,” said Sanjeev Shrivastava, Spokesman and Joint General Manager, GCF, Jabalpur.

    While talking to ‘The Hitavada’, Shrivastava informed that the GCF is all set to start production of Dhanush with the green signal from higher authorities.

    The gun was developed at the end of 2012, thereafter, it passed several clearances and firing tests in different torrential and extreme climatic conditions in Pokhran and Balasore firing ranges. The maiden indigenously developed towed artillery gun has longest strike range of around 38-40 kilometres.

    http://thehitavada.com/Encyc/2016/4/19/%E2%80%98Dhanush-155-,-developed-by-GCF-Jabalpur,-to-be-inducted-in-Indian-Army-next-month.aspx
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    ‘Dhanush-155’, developed by GCF Jabalpur, to be inducted in Indian Army next month

    Post  Pinto on Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:37 am

    Longest surface-to-surface firing weapon ‘Dhanush – 155’ also called as Desi Bofors is likely to be inducted in the Indian Army by next month. Dhanush will be the first indigenous developed gun to be the part of Indian armed force after 32 years of Swedish Bofors gun that was inducted in 1984.

    The 155mm/45-calibre Dhanush gun was indigenously developed by Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur in coordination with Weapons Development and Execution Team (W-DET), New Delhi that is the main user of Bofors. Union Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, in a recently held programme, has stated that the Desi Bofors ‘Dhanush’ gun will be inducted from Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and handed over to the Indian Army by next month to strengthen its artillery. Lieutenant General Ravi Thodge, Master General of Ordnance already inspected the preparations for production of Dhanush in GCF last month, while Chairman of OFB, Kolkata, A Prabhakaran will be arriving to visit GCF, on April 20 to take stock of the preparations for starting production of Dhanush.

    “Dhanush-155 gun already accomplished comprehensive firing tests and satisfied the competent authorities. We are optimistic about out the induction of the indigenous gun by Ministry of Defence in the Indian Army, but any official notification is yet to be received in this regard,” said Sanjeev Shrivastava, Spokesman and Joint General Manager, GCF, Jabalpur.

    While talking to ‘The Hitavada’, Shrivastava informed that the GCF is all set to start production of Dhanush with the green signal from higher authorities.

    The gun was developed at the end of 2012, thereafter, it passed several clearances and firing tests in different torrential and extreme climatic conditions in Pokhran and Balasore firing ranges. The maiden indigenously developed towed artillery gun has longest strike range of around 38-40 kilometres.

    http://thehitavada.com/Encyc/2016/4/19/%E2%80%98Dhanush-155-,-developed-by-GCF-Jabalpur,-to-be-inducted-in-Indian-Army-next-month.aspx

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