Indian Army has confirmed that it has been handed over a new batch of indigenously built Dhanush artillery guns by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) recently and the first Dhanush Artillery Regiment is finally started to take shape and by end of this year, Army will get all 18 guns which will form the first Regiment.

First Five guns from the total order for 114 were handed over by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to the army’s Central Ordnance Depot in Jabalpur on March 26 and more guns were also handed over to Army lately. The army will induct a Dhanush regiment, consisting of 18 guns by end of this year.

The Dhanush gun has a calibre of 155x45mm and a range of 38 km. The Dhanush is equipped with a navigation-based sighting system, onboard ballistic computation, and an advanced day and night direct-firing system. The self-propulsion unit allows the gun to deploy itself in mountainous terrains with ease.

The guns will be deployed along the borders with Pakistan and China.


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