Home Latest News Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flags off 51st K-9 Vajra in Surat

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flags off 51st K-9 Vajra in Surat

Hazira, Gujarat : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday flagged off the 51st K-9 Vajra-T gun at the Larsen and Toubro Armoured Systems Complex at Hazira, Surat. The L&T officials showed the minister the different manoeuvres of the K-9 Vajra-T, a tracked self-propelled howitzer. Singh sat in the vehicle on which the gun was mounted and was driven around the Hazira complex.

The gun weighs 50 tonnes and can fire 47kg bombs at 43-kilometre distant targets. It can also turn around at zero radius. L&T had in 2017 won the Rs 4,500-crore contract from the Ministry of Defence to supply 100 units of K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun systems to the Indian Army under the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Gujarat: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged off the 51st K-9 Vajra-T gun at the Larsen and Toubro Armoured Systems Complex at Hazira of Surat district today.

The K9 Vajra contract involves delivery of 100 such systems in 42 months, which is the largest contract awarded to a private company by the Ministry of Defence.

The Defence Minister also put ’tilak’ and drew the auspicious ‘swastik’ symbol with kumkum on the new artillery. During the puja, he also offered flowers to the gun and broke a coconut.

(This story has not been edited by our staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed from NewsWireIndia.)

Must Read

Games Inbox: What are the PS5 Launch Games?

Western Horizon Forbidden – is it ready to go? (tip: Sony) On Wednesday, attendees will be wondering what the future of PS4 will look like,...

Joe Biden was worried that Donald Trump might refuse to leave the White House if he lost

As Judgment Day approaches, Joe Biden and Donald Trump question the results of the November elections. Joe Biden is the hopeful Democratic Party, and...

Khushiyaan Foundation wins hearts by feeding a Million lives during Coronavirus Pandemic

Mumbai: To provide relief during the tough fight of corona pandemic, Khushiyaan Foundation ( A Thane based Non-profit organisation) stepped forward and extended their...

India is staring at a long road to economic revival-India news

Small businesses in India’s industrial enclaves are confronted with the harsh new reality of the post-Soviet world, counting their losses from the pandemic and...

Coronavirus response ‘harming ethnic minorities and migrants’

The study found that the coronavirus policy is detrimental to migrants and ethnic minorities (Photo: Getty). The government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak hurts ethnic...