Narendra Modi in Gujarat: PM rides in L&T-built K-9 Vajra howitzer; gun unit will be part of Republic Day parade for first time

  • Showcasing the success of Make in India in the defence sector, Narendra Modi on Saturday took a ride in the L&T built K-9 Vajra self-propelled howitzer

  • “Checking out the tanks at L&T's Armoured Systems Complex in Hazira,

  • 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

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.

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