Pakistan Army buying one Lakh shells for 121 Howitzer guns from Italy: Indian intelligence report

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Pakistan Army buying one Lakh shells for 121 Howitzer guns from Italy: Indian intelligence report

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army is preparing to buy huge amounts of ammunition from abroad. Pakistan has made a deal for purchase of nearly one lakh shells for its 121 Howitzer guns from Italy.

According to Indian intelligence reports, Italy has assured to provide these shells to Pakistan soon.

It is worth mentioning that soon after India struck a government-to-government deal with the US in November 2017 for the supply of the 145 howitzers at a cost of nearly Rs 5,000 crore, Pakistan bought 121 Howitzer from Italy.

India has only received 2 M777 guns so far from the US.

Intelligence agencies are trying to find out the motive of behind the purchase of these one lakh shells.

"Our agencies are trying to find out why Pakistan is procuring about one lakh shells from Italy and where they are planning to use it", said an officer posted in the central security establishment.

Pakistani Army has already increased the presence of soldiers on the forward posts. Also, it has reportedly alerted 3 brigades in the Kotalia area of Kashmir adjacent to Poonch.

Pakistan has increased the numbers of troops at all ordinary or listing post close to 10.