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Indian Army gets howitzers ahead of schedule

20th January 2020 - 00:01 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


Larsen and Toubro (L&T) delivered the 51st of 100 K9 Vajra-T 155mm L/52 tracked SPHs ordered by the Indian Army on 16 January, to coincide with Army Day.

Manufactured at L&T’s Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) in Hazira, Gujarat, the K9s represent the first major ‘Make in India’ programme of the army. They have been delivered months ahead of schedule, proving that the private sector, when committed, can deliver.

L&T partnered with South Korea’s largest defence company Hanwha Defense to adapt the K9 Thunder to produce the Vajra variant. This was done through domestic manufacture by training a team of engineers

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

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

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