India inks Rs 5,000 crore howitzer deal with US to break Bofors jinx
NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday inked the $737 million (almost Rs 5,000 crore) contract for the acquisition of 145 M-777 ultra-light howitzers from the US in a government-to-government deal.
TOI was the first to report on November 17 that PM Narendra Modi-led Cabinet Committee on Security had cleared the deal for the acquisition of the first modern 155mm howitzers for the Army in over 30 years to break the Bofors jinx+ .
The contract, of course, will also further consolidate the position of the US as one of the largest arms suppliers to India, having bagged deals worth over $15 billion since 2007.
Modi Government is fearless, since they are not guilty of corruption and have the people”s support……..besides… this Government has a genuine desire to strengthen our defence forces……only they can take such decisions, to buy such critical equipments…..
Please also note that 120 M-777 howitzers will be assembled,integrated and tested in India….Mahindra group is the Indian collaborator…Modi government is continuously building indigenous capability in every deal which was missing during previous regime.
We can sleep well, as long as our pm. Modiji is on the hot seat
After Modi Govt came into place , India is getting powerful . Congress made the army week by providing the weapons and arms.
Our Prime Minister Modi is an excellent administrator
well done go ahead. country with you.
Grt job govt,, our tax payers money well spent!! Make india so strong tht no nation dares to look at india
kindly deploy them on border and use them whenever required. And pls dont keep them in warehouse