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15 Comments on "Indian Govt Pushes BAE M777 Gun Deal"

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Anonymous
4 years 18 days ago

these are ultra light howitzzers of 155mm .39 calibre for mountain battle groups. Any news of towed howitzzers of 155mm .52 calibre of bofors type.

Dinakar Peri
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4 years 18 days ago

Finally one step forward to get the desperately needed guns… Just hope the finance ministry and CCS clear it without further hiccups!

sntata
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4 years 18 days ago

Army Chief's letter to PM has worked, thank God! Hope to God we will get the guns at an early date. They are urgently needed on Arunachal and Ladak borders.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
4 years 18 days ago
Many points here: 1. Amazing how this took 27 years to see that light of day. 2. It's a good decision. Why not go for 250 rather than the orginal requirement of 145. Keeping in mind aging equipment 3. Now that we have bought it. Why not licence produce them in India or atleast look to BAE systems to share technology with us 4. Congratulations to the Indian Army and most importantly, General V K Singh for stating his case of the Army's needs to the PM. In my view, The General should some day be made the Defense Minister,… Read more »
Mr. Ra
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Mr. Ra
4 years 18 days ago

It is good that they have now started coming out of their shock… I mean the shell shock created by Bofors.

The security of the nation is paramount.

Mr. Ra
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Mr. Ra
4 years 18 days ago

It is good to see that at last they are coming out of the shell shock created by the Bofors.

Security of the nation is paramount.

mikem
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4 years 18 days ago

I hope we also get the Excalbur rounds with these babies!!!

40km to 57km range, GPS guided, 20 mtr CEP .

YIPEE!! All smiles here!!
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mikem
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4 years 18 days ago

I hope we also get the Excalbur rounds with these babies!!!

40km to 57km range, GPS guided, 20 mtr CEP .

YIPEE!! All smiles here!!
🙂

mikem
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4 years 18 days ago

I hope we get the Excalibur rounds with these babies.

40km to 57km range , with 20mtr CEP and GPS guidance!!

All smiles here. 🙂

Anonymous
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Anonymous
4 years 18 days ago

Finally, some good news at last for the IA.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
4 years 17 days ago

VK Singh didnot leaked the letter.It was leaked by traitors who were arm in gloves with arm dealer.Now all kind of weapon puchase will be on fast track. So quick kickbacks.

The big question what kind of race these indians belongs to? They can produce artillary gun in 21st century which is a century old technology.

AND we are dreaming to become suppepower with these stuffs.

May be desis are only good for slavery.

Satpathy
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4 years 17 days ago
I doubt this would have happened without V.K Singh lighting a fire under the PMO's chair ! Good it seems to be working, we need the political class & the bureaucrats to grow some balls and give the forces what they've been asking for over a decade now. I am sure numbers will be increased shortly after the first round of purchases have been completed and the equipment's put through its paces in subsequent drills & war games. I am pretty certain the follow on clause will be part of the initial contract as has been the case of FMS… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
4 years 17 days ago
for this cost we could have bought a large number of lighter 105mm LFGs supported by Pinaka rockets. If you see the purchases a lot of money is given to buy less number of less capable foreign equipment and very little money is spent on indigenous products. You have mentioned earlier that the indian army is in dead love with the pinaka rockets which are also reportedly achieving an accuracy of less than 10 meters when gps equipped and can have their ranges easily increased by increasing the propellant and reducing the size of the warhead to about 60kg. Now… Read more »
Anonymous
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4 years 16 days ago

Guys don't be overwhelmed by this information, bcoz the bureaucracy and the layers of bureaucracy and corrupt politicians will try their best to sabotage or further delay this deal.

This deal is happening only becoz of the letter which leaked.

Rohan
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4 years 14 days ago

Jeez…after blacklisting almost the entire international arms industry they fast track a contract to one of the (proven) most corrupt companies in the world…I wonder how…..

That aside, I agree with others here that the equipment is desperately needed, and needed in far larger quantities. Hopefully there will be much larger followup orders (I dont hold much hope of that though) and more importantly they use the recently cleared manufacturing deal for the FH-77 to full effect to bring us up to par with our noisy neighbors.

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