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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

The Brazilian Army Chief of Staff, General Fernando Jose’ Santana Soares e Silva, is currently in India to attend the Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (IPACC) in New Delhi. During his visit, he had the opportunity to inspect Indian artillery guns, specifically the OFB-developed Dhanush 155mm/52 calibre artillery gun and the DRDO-developed ATAGS (Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System).

After a thorough examination, General Soares e Silva confirmed Brazil’s interest in procuring at least 40 artillery guns from India in the first phase, with the possibility of acquiring more in subsequent stages. He emphasized that India’s indigenous artillery guns are not only competitive in price but also renowned for their high-quality build.

This move comes after the Brazilian Army recently released a request for proposal (RFP) and request for tender (RFT) for a 155 mm self-propelled wheeled artillery system, marking a significant step in replacing its ageing M114A1 howitzers.

India’s artillery gun offerings include truck-mounted variants of both the Dhanush and ATAGS guns, which may also be considered for trials before finalizing the procurement deal. This potential collaboration reflects India’s growing reputation as a reliable supplier of military equipment on the global stage.

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