In a significant breakthrough for massive fire-power for the country, four indigenous ‘Dhanush’ Howitzer guns were introduced to the Indian Army on Tuesday at a ceremony held at Ordnance factory in Jabalpur.
The Dhanush Howitzer guns went through several trials and experiments so much so that it withstands extreme conditions like rainfall and snow, and have also been built in such a way that it can be used for multiple terrains, from plains to sand and particularly in hilly areas.
Amit Yadav, a Defence expert, said,” It is not fair to compare the ‘Dhanush’ guns to Bofors as the former is far more technologically superior to Bofors due to the modifications made to the barrel to help improve its accuracy.”
In case you didn’t know about ‘Dhanush’ Howitzer gun:
The Dhanush gun system was introduced in the Army in the 1980s and would be the third type of ‘artillery gun’ to be brought into the force after the K-9 Vajra and the M-777 ultra-light howitzers, according to the agency inputs.
The 155mm x 45mm calibre artillery gun can fire projectiles at a relatively higher angle.
While the Indian army placed an order for 110 guns with the Ordnance Factory, it has still been waiting for clearance from the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for thirty years until 18 February, 2019, which was when OFB finally breath a sigh of relief after clearance for bulk production of the ‘Dhanush’ artillery Gun System, according to the inputs.
“The ‘Dhanush’ Howitzers and the Indian Army are ready and fully equipped to protect India from any kind of military threat from its enemies” reports Satavijay Singh.
— PRO, Ordnance Factory Board (@DrUddipan) February 18, 2019
(With agency inputs)