New Delhi: The indigenously developed ‘Dhanush’ howitzer artillery guns are set to be inducted soon into the India Army soon, according to reports.
This is an upgraded version based on the design of Swedish Bofors, army sources said.
An Army official told the news agencies that: “The Dhanush guns would be inducted into the Army at a ceremony to be held in Ordnance Factory Jabalpur on March 26 where senior functionaries of the Army would be present.”
Four of these 155mm/45-calibre guns will be deployed on the frontlines in a major boost to Army’s firepower.
Dhanush will be the third type of artillery guns to be inducted by the Army after K-9 Vajra and M-777 ultra-light howitzers.
The DRDO and the Ordnance Factory Board had kicked-off the programme to upgrade the design of the Bofors gun obtained under transfer of technology pact.
Reports said the Army will also induct four of the 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters on Monday.
Army sources said the helicopters will be deployed in Chandigarh.