Monday, December 9, 2013

'Indian Govt Has Not Held Up Purchase Of M-777 ULH Artillery Guns', Says Defence Minister In Parliament

The Government has not held up the purchase of 145 Ultra Light Howitzer (ULH) artillery guns from the United States. The Government is proposing the procurement of 145 Ultra Unit Howitzers through the Foreign Military sale route as per Defence Procurement Procedure.
            
The Upgradation/modernization of the Artillery is being undertaken as per road map laid down in Artillery Profile 2027, which envisages induction of long range guns and rockets with adequate firepower for the mountain regions.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Kuldeep  Bishnoi in Lok Sabha today.

Heard in Oct that the deal was nearing cancellation

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