Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday included three major gun systems in the Army, including 'M777 American Ultra Light Howitzer' and 'K-9 Vajra'. 'K-9 Vajra' is a self-propelled gun. The third gun system included in the Army is a 'composite gun towing vehicle'. The strength of the army has increased due to their involvement. After joining the Bofors gun, the army had to wait three decades longer for new guns.
An official said that before the middle of next year, these guns have been included in the army before preparing to make the first regiment of 'M777' and 'K-9 Vajra'. The regiment plans to include 18 'M777' and 18 'K-9 Vajra' guns. In order to purchase 145 'M777' guns, India had signed an agreement worth Rs 5,070 crore from the US in November 2016. This contract was made under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The 'M777' guns used in Iraq and Afghanistan can be easily transported by the helicopters to elevated areas.
Defense Minister Colonel Aman Anand on Thursday said that 'K Naj Thangra' is being included at the cost of Rs 4,366 crore. This work will be completed by November 2020. In total 100 cannons, 10 guns will be supplied this month under the first consignment. The next 40 guns will be supplied in November 2019 and then 50 guns in November 2020. K. 9 The first regiment of thunderstorms is expected to be completed by July 2019. This is the first gun made by the Indian private sector.
The maximum range of this cannon is 28 - 38 km. It is capable of firing three shells in 30 seconds and it can blunt 15 balls in three minutes. The Army is going to create seven Regiment of '' 145 M777 Howitzer ''. The spokesperson said that the supply of these guns to the army will start from August 2019 and the entire process will be completed in 24 months. The first regiment will be completed by October next year. The range of this cannon is up to 30 km. It can be taken through the helicopter or aircraft to the desired location.