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51st K9 Vajra-T Guns

Published on January 17, 2020
Current context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicated to the nation the 51st K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer gun on 16th January 2020.
51st K9 Vajra-T Guns 
  • The 51st K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer gun is made by the Larsen and Toubro (L&T) at Hazira in Gujarat.
  • The minister said that L&T’s Armoured Systems Complex (ASC) has a state of art complex to manufacture and integrate advanced armoured platforms.
  • The gun weighs 50 tonnes and can fire 47-kilogram bombs at targets up to a distance of 43 kilometres.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated L&T’s Armoured System Complex at Hazira in Surat to the nation in January 2019.
  • L&T had won the Rs 4,500-crore contract from the Ministry of Defence in 2017 to supply 100 units of K9 Vajra-T 155 mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun systems to the Indian Army under the Centre's 'Make in India' initiative.
  • The K9 Vajra contract involves delivery of 100 such systems in 42 months.


Q.1 The K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer gun is made by ______________ under the Government of India 'Make in India' initiative? 
a. Confederation of Indian Industry
b. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
c. Larsen and Toubro Armoured Systems Complex
d. Patson Machines Pvt. Ltd.
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