PM Modi inaugurates L&T’s K9 Vajra gun-making facility

K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns will be manufactured in Armoured Systems Complex of Larsen and Toubro, which is the first private facility in India.

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Surat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Armoured Systems Complex of Larsen and Toubro in Gujarat, here on Saturday.

K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns will be manufactured in Armoured Systems Complex of Larsen and Toubro, which is the first private facility in India.

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In 2017, Larsen and Toubro (L&T) won the Rs 4,500-crore contract from the Ministry of Defence under the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, where L&T was asked to supply 100 units of K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun systems to the Indian Army.

Armoured Systems Complex was set up at Hazira, 30km away from Surat, to manufacture and integrate advanced armoured platforms.

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It is to be mentioned that the K-9 Vajra contract was initiated by Modi government in 2014 after it came to power and took a two years time to complete.

The K- 9 Vajra T has a range of 38 kilometers and is supplied by L&T in partnership with a Korean company.

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