Indian Army gets a big firepower boost along Pakistani borders

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Indian Army gets a big firepower boost along Pakistani borders

*JABALPUR:* Indian Army gets a big firepower boost along Pakistani borders with the induction of the Indigenously upgraded Sharang 155 mm gun system.

New gun system was successfully test-fired at the Long Proof Range (LPR) of Khamaria in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

The firepower of this high calibre gun, which is also the country's largest indigenous gun, has been increased to 39 km, Zee news has reported.

This is the first time that the upgraded Sharang gun system was tested in Jabalpur.

As part of the Narendra Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, the indigenously-designed towed 155 mm/45 calibre artillery gun Sharang will soon be supplied to the Indian Army from Gun Carriage Factory and the Ordnance Factory, Kanpur.

The induction of Sharang will bolster the Army’s combat abilities along the lines of the 'Soltam-155' guns manufactured by Russia. The weapon has been upgraded successfully from its previous specification of 130 mm to 155 mm.

Its commercial production is also likely to begin soon.