Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday reviewed the firing of several artillery guns at the firing ranges of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. The artillery guns that the Army chief reviewed include the Sharang, M-777 ultra-light Howitzer, Bofors and Dhanush that were fired at the Pokhran field firing ranges in Jaisalmer. The firing drill was part of the review of the capabilities and operational preparedness of the Indian Army’s Corps of Artillery.

The Dhanush is an indigenous version of the Bofors guns while the Sharang is an upgraded version of the M-46 guns used by the Army.

The ultra-light Howitzer is an imported weapon that was recently inducted into the force after a government-to-government deal with the US.

The Indian Army is also going to buy new Howitzers, including the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System, which has been developed by the DRDO and manufactured by private players.