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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.

Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed the 155mm/52 caliber Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) with two industry partners, Tata Advanced Systems Ltd, and Bharat Forge Ltd, for the first time and will create history when it will be part of the 21 gun salute that historically has been carried out by the World War 2 vintage 25 pounder guns.

Two ATAGS Guns will be part of the 7 25-pounder guns that go off in a closely synchronized action with the unfurling of the national flag and anthem from the first gunfire to the last. All Seven Guns fire three rounds each but this time Two rounds will be fired by Two ATAGS Guns.

21 gun salute ammunition consists of blank rounds that are provided by the Ordnance Factory Board. Army HQ due to the vintage nature of this gun is planning to phase this World War 2 vintage 25-pounder gun with a 105 mm Indian Ordnance Gun and is working to develop a blank round that can provide just the right decibel of sound.

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