Army To Get First Batch Of Dhanush Artillery Guns
The Indian Army will receive its first batch of indigenously Dhanush artillery guns, often referred to as the ‘Desi Bofers’, March 2019, government officials said. Five guns from the total order for 114 likely to be handed over by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to the army’s Central Ordnance Depot in Jabalpur on March 26. By the end of this year, the army will induct a Dhanush regiment, consisting of 18 guns, officials said. The guns will be deployed along the borders with Pakistan and China. The Dhanush gun, which has a calibre of 155X45mm, is the first indigenous artillery gun of this calibre. It is also the first long range gun to be produced in India, having a range of 38 km.