M777 Howitzers, K-9 Vajra attractions at Army Day parade

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[India], Jan 15 (ANI): Inducted after a gap of over 30 years, M-777 and K-9 Vajra howitzers, for the first time saluted the Army Chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, at the Army Day Parade here on Tuesday.

The M777 A2 Ultra Light Howitzer weighing 4.5 tonnes, and has a range of 30 kilometres. It was inducted into the Indian Army in November 2018 and can be used in both plain and hilly terrains.

Meanwhile, the K9 Vajra-T which has a range of 38 kilometres, has been supplied by L&T in partnership with a South Korean firm.

Earlier, the Army Chief awarded Sena Medal for gallantry awards to Army personnel for acts of bravery in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East. (ANI)



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