Dool­laly Day

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De­fence min­is­ter Nir­mala Sithara­man is the chief guest at a Novem­ber 9 in­duc­tion cer­e­mony and fire­power dis­play or­gan­ised at the School of Ar­tillery in De­o­lali, Ma­ha­rash­tra. She will for­mally ded­i­cate to the na­tion two re­cently ac­quired ar­tillery sys­tems, the K-9 Va­jra 155 mm self-pro­pelled how­itzer and BAE’s ul­tra-light how­itzer. Also on dis­play will be two in­dige­nous pro­jects, the Ord­nance Fac­tory Board’s ‘Sha­rang’ up­gunned 155 mm how­itzer and its in­dige­nously built Dhanush 155 mm how­itzer. The Va­jra and the ULH are the army’s first big gun ac­qui­si­tions af­ter the 1986 Bo­fors deal. Ex­pect some po­lit­i­cal shots to be fired there.

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