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K9 gives boost to India-Korea partnerships

24th April 2017 - 03:18 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


Engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and South Korea's Hanwha Techwin signed a contract for co-development and co-production of the K9 Vajra-T 155mm self-propelled howitzer for the Indian Army on 21 April. However, this could be just the start of their relationship.

While the K9 'is a programme for a specific relationship , we have a choice to grow beyond the project,' Jayant Patil, head of defence and aerospace at L&T, said.

For example, the two companies could partner for India's soon-to-be-released RfP for air defence systems for the army and air force. They are also looking at partnerships in

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

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

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