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Final trials of indigenous 155mm howitzers next month

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 20:11

Indigenous 155 mm artillery guns, made on the lines of Swedish Bofors howitzers procured by the Army in the 1980s, will go for last round of trials at Pokhran firing ranges along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan next month.

Def Min probing irregularity charges in howitzer purchase:Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 14:51

Complaints of alleged irregularities have been received in connection with Army`s plan to procure ultra light howitzers worth over Rs 3,000 crore and a committee has been formed to probe these charges.

Army to procure artillery howitzers, 3 Indian vendors selected

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 19:07

Army is planning to procure 100 self-propelled artillery howitzers and three Indian vendors, including two private companies, have been selected for trial of their equipment, Defence Minister AK Antony told the LS on Monday.

Rs 14,000 cr worth defence contracts

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 18:01

The local private military and aviation industry has got contracts worth over Rs 14,000 crore in the last few years, Defence Ministry said on Monday.

DRDO in dialogue with major firms to develop howitzers

Last Updated: Sunday, January 06, 2013, 11:02

After the Bofors gun controversy in 1986, no new gun has been procured by the Army for its artillery units.

144 indigenous howitzers approved for Army: Antony

Last Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012, 21:21

Defence Ministry has cleared a proposal to induct 144 indigenously-developed 155mm howitzers into the Army.

Army to induct indigenous howitzers in 2013: Antony

Last Updated: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 18:37

After failing to induct artillery guns in the last over 25 years, the Indian Army will get its first indigenously-manufactured howitzer next year.

Antony to review work on indigenous artillery howitzers

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012, 19:40

Defence Minister will review progress of the work on two types of indigenous artillery howitzers being developed for the Army.

Army assures orders for DRDO Howitzers

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 14:01

DRDO`s Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) is working on to develop a 155 mm 52 calibre indigenous howitzer for the Army.

Howitzers will soon be ready for trials: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 15:21

Two types of indigenously manufactured Howitzers for the Indian Army will be ready for trials by December this year and by June 2013, Government told the Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

Army places orders for 100 howitzers

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 20:05

The Indian Army has placed orders for 100 artillery guns with the Ordnance Factory Board after having failed to acquire even a single howitzer in over two decades.

Delay in howitzers prodn: CAG pulls up MoD, Army

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 17:52

CAG pulled up Defence Ministry and Army saying delay in procurement of the howitzers has adversely impacted operational preparedness of the service.