Indian Army's 'Made in India' Vajra

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51st K9-Vajra-T Gun flagged off
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51st K9-Vajra-T Gun flagged off

Defence minister Rajnath Singh flagged off K9-Vajra-T Gun for Indian Army at the Larsen and Toubro Armoured Systems Complex at Hazira, Surat.

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Singh gets a brief
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Singh gets a brief

Singh was given a brief about the different manoeuvres of the K-9 Vajra-T, a tracked self-propelled howitzer.

About the gun!
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About the gun!

The gun weighs 50 tonnes and can fire 47kg bombs at 43-kilometre distant targets. It can also turn around at zero radius.

A 'Make in India' initiative
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A 'Make in India' initiative

Under the Centre's 'Make in India' initiative, L&T won the Rs 4,500-crore contract from the Ministry of Defence to supply 100 units of K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun systems in 42 months to the Indian Army.

Ready for 21st-century warfare
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Ready for 21st-century warfare

After being driven around in the howitzer on which the gun was mounted, Singh tweeted "These future-ready combat vehicles meet the requirements of 21st-century warfare, including deep fire support with its longer firing range."

Following Indian traditions
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Following Indian traditions

In a traditional inauguration ceremony, Defence Minister was seen offering flowers to the gun and broke a coconut. Singh also drew 'Swastik' symbol with kumkum/ tilak on the new artillery.

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