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DefExpo 2020: Old artillery pieces never die in India

7th February 2020 - 14:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Lucknow

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Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended a symbolic handover of the first Sharang 155mm towed artillery piece at DefExpo 2020 on 7 February, the Sharang being an upgrade of old Russian M-46 130mm howitzers.

In fact, the first batch of guns was delivered by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to the Indian Army earlier in February. By the end of March, a total of 18 Sharangs are to be delivered.

These are the first units in a four-year contract to upgrade 300 artillery pieces.

The last round of live-fire testing occurred at the Long Proof Range of the OFB on

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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