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Indian 155mm towed howitzers edge forward

15th March 2022 - 02:00 GMT | by Rahul Bedi in Delhi

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The Dhanush 155mm towed howitzer is now ready to enter series production of 114 guns. (Gordon Arthur)

India's home-grown delivery of towed howitzers has been stuttering, but progress is now being made.

The Indian Army has successfully concluded ‘confirmatory’ firing trials for its locally built Dhanush 155mm L/45 towed howitzer, which is now expected to enter series production to fulfil a 2018 order for 114 guns.

Army officers said two Dhanush guns had successfully fired 90 ‘zone 6’ high-charge projectiles, each in varied configurations to a distance of 38km on 6 March at the Pokhran Test Range.

Lt Gen Anjan Mukherjee, the army’s former Director-General of Artillery who superintended the Dhanush project from 2011 onwards, said, ‘Both guns underwent rigorous firing to resolve teething problems the howitzers were facing.’

Their manufacture will

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