The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) led by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar cleared all the variations present in India’s demands regarding the artillery gun made to the US and what the US in turn offered. It is being considered a huge progress towards the final stage of acquiring the long awaited 145 Ultra Light Howitzer artillery guns from the US. These Ultra Light Howitzer artillery guns will be deployed opposite Pakistan and China.
According to sources all defence proposals beyond Rs 1000 crore are pending to be approved by the CCS. The cost of 145 Ultra Light Howitzers is almost Rs 5070 crore.
According to defence scholars the procurement of 145 Ultra Light Howitzers from US will greatly boost India’s artillery capabilities, as the only other equally good artillery gun with India is the Bofors.