Indigenous Long-Range Artillery Gun ‘Dhanush’ Clears Final Test
Indigenous Long-Range Artillery Gun ‘Dhanush’ Clears Final Test
‘Dhanush’ is India’s first indigenous long-range artillery gun. It recently cleared all its final tests and is ready to be inducted into the Indian army.

India’s first indigenous long-range artillery gun, ‘Dhanush’ has cleared all the final tests which were conducted in cold, hot and humid conditions and is ready to be inducted into the Indian Army. A senior official said that there are at present six ‘Dhanush’ guns which are being called ‘Desi Bofors’ and fifty rounds of shells were fired from them. The gun passed its final test in different conditions and now these guns will be used in the Indian Army and will be a part of the exclusive weaponry of our army. Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) senior general manager told reporters about this weapon in Jabalpur on Friday. He mentioned that ‘Dhanush’ project was initiated in the year 2011 and the first prototype was created in 2014. To test the gun in cold conditions, it was taken to Sikkim and Leh, for humid conditions in Odisha, Jhansi and hot condition results were accumulated by examining the weapon in Pokhran desert, Rajasthan. During the test in Pokhran, the muzzle and barrel exploded two times.

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