US Department of Defense has notified the Congress the sale of 145 state-of-the-art 155mm towed Howitzers to India worth about USD 885 million.
The United States proposes to sell India 145 M777 155mm Light-Weight Towed Howitzer field guns to India in a $885 million deal as part of the growing India-US strategic partnership, the Pentagon, the US defence department, announced.
The Defence Ministry has allowed private sector companies to take part in a tender to upgrade 300 M-46 artillery guns of the Army.
For the third time in last 10 years, the Defence Ministry has cancelled a tender for procuring 180 self-propelled wheeled artillery guns for the Army.
The Tata group has come up with a new artillery gun and has requested the Army to provide its ranges and ammunition for trying out the howitzer.
The Indian Army has ordered an inquiry at the "highest level" into the leak of a secret report on the field trials of ultralight artillery guns to be procured from the US.
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