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India approves K9 artillery buy

7th April 2017 - 07:14 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


India approved an approximately $650 million procurement of 100 tracked self-propelled howitzers (SPH) of 155mm 52-calibre, with an option for 50 more, on 29 March.

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) will produce this Indian variant of the K9 via a joint venture with South Korea's Hanwha Techwin.

With the contract close to being signed, and having being cleared by the Cabinet Committee of Security, it will specify delivery of all SPHs within three and a half years.

Indeed, the first ten K9 Vajra-T (Thunderbolt) SPHs will be supplied to the Indian Army within 18 months of signing the contract, and the

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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