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India funds extra rocket artillery

12th December 2016 - 06:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


India invested INR32.3 billion ($475 million) in 36 additional Pinaka Mk I multiple rocket launchers (MRL) and 432 rockets, according to a contract signed on 30 November.

Prime contractors benefitting from the deal include Bharat Earth Movers Limited for the Tatra 8x8 chassis, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for rockets, and Larsen & Toubro and Tata Power SED for the command posts and launcher systems.

This figure of 36 Pinakas, an MRL developed indigenously by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will equip two Indian Army regiments. The army already has two such regiments in service.

According to specifications

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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