11 November 2011

News Story: Indian Army's howitzer procurement plans run into rough weather

NEW DELHI (PTI): Indian Army's plans to procure ultra-light howitzers for deployment along Sino-Indian border have run into rough weather and is expected to further delay its artillery modernisation programmme.

After the 1987 Bofors gun deal controversy, army has not been able to induct even a single piece of artillery.

Defence Ministry sources today said the process of procuring the M-777 guns from US-based BAE system has run into trouble. "Right now there is no progress in their procurement process," they said.

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