Difference Between Artillery : Howitzer, Mortar and Gun

Artillery is a branch of service that supports the fighting troops by means of fire support (and by observations). Fire support can be given by direct or indirect fire from guns or rockets. Artillery is not a weapon but a class. Its scope varies somewhat between nations but broadly it comprises field artillery, anti-aircraft artillery … Read more Difference Between Artillery : Howitzer, Mortar and Gun

Indian Army looking at increasing Pinaka rocket regiments to 22 within a decade

The Indian Army, which currently operates two regiments of the indigenously-developed truck-mounted Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) systems, hopes to induct another eight by 2022 and is looking at increasing the number to 22 within a decade to add firepower to its artillery, an official said. The Pinaka system is designed and developed by two … Read more Indian Army looking at increasing Pinaka rocket regiments to 22 within a decade

India-US sign Rs 5,000 cr deal for 145 M777 howitzer guns

India has signed a deal with the US for importing 145 M777 lightweight Howitzers for the Indian Army today. The deal will cost Rs 5,000 crore. The Defence Ministry had given its nod for the deal in October this year to strengthen Army, which was facing an armament crunch especially in this segment of the … Read more India-US sign Rs 5,000 cr deal for 145 M777 howitzer guns

Indian Army destroyed Pak posts across LoC using artillery guns

Indian Army had used artillery guns to destroy four Pakistani posts in a massive assault across the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last month, government sources said on Friday. This is the first time the government sources have confirmed that artillary fire was indeed used by the Army … Read more Indian Army destroyed Pak posts across LoC using artillery guns

Defence Ministry gives the clearance for the much awaited M777 howitzer guns

The Defence Ministry has reportedly given the final clearance for the much awaited M777 howitzer guns deal. The deal for the purchase of 145 US Ultra-Light Howitzers from BAE Systems will cost around Rs 5,000 crore subject to clearance from the Finance Ministry and Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). That the deal is the first … Read more Defence Ministry gives the clearance for the much awaited M777 howitzer guns