Military Chief Normal Manoj Mukund Narwane just lately inducted 100 Ok-9 Vajra cannon into the military. Now three of those cannons have been deployed in excessive altitude hilly areas in Ladakh. In response to, a high authorities supply stated that three cannons reached Leh on Thursday, which is being moved to a better altitude base. Right here it will likely be investigated whether or not these cannons can be utilized in opposition to the enemy in excessive areas.
Sources stated that on the premise of the efficiency of those weapons, the military can order their buy for 2 or three further regiments. Normal Narwane is monitoring all actions associated to those cannons being manufactured at Larsen & Tubro’s manufacturing facility at Hajira close to Surat in Gujarat. The military had signed a deal to buy 100 such weapons from the South African firm. The Ok-9 Vajra cannon is an indigenous model of the K9 Thunder cannon of South Africa.
The self-propelled cannon has a variety of 38 km and has been constructed by Mumbai-based Larsen & Tubro in partnership with a South Korean firm. Let me let you know that the Indian Military had not included any new heavy cannons since 1986 after the Bofors scandal that shook all the nation. Now with Ok-9 Vajra, Dhanush, and M777 ultra-light cannons, the military is including new cannons to its artillery.