Hazira: Showcasing the success of Make in India in the defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a ride in the L&T built K-9 Vajra self-propelled howitzer in Gujarat. “Checking out the tanks at L&T's Armoured Systems Complex in Hazira," Modi tweeted along with a 10-second video of him riding in it.
Checking out the tanks at L&T’s Armoured Systems Complex in Hazira. pic.twitter.com/zf7wRrbX7Y
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2019
I congratulate the entire team of Larsen & Toubro for building the state-of-the-art K-9 Vajra Self Propelled Howitzer. This is a significant contribution towards India’s defence sector and protecting the country. pic.twitter.com/9YLRjHYdFE — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2019
After a gap of 30 years, the Indian Army recently inducted two howitzers including the K-9 Vajra howitzers that will take part in the Republic Day parade for the first time. The K9 Vajra-T has a range of 38 kilometres and is supplied by L&T in partnership with a South Korean firm.
The contract for the K-9 Vajra was initiated after the Modi government came to power in 2014 and was completed in two years.
Updated Date: Jan 19, 2019 16:47:52 IST