Having efficiently deployed and examined the K9 Vajra self-propelled howitzers within the Ladakh sector, the Indian Military is now planning to deploy K9 Vajra howitzers within the excessive altitude mountains within the central and japanese sector of the road of precise management with China. The Indian Military had deployed the made-in-India weapons in Ladakh within the March-April timeframe final yr together with the Japanese Ladakh sector and are very efficient in these areas the place they will transfer at excessive speeds and attain the frontline areas rapidly. The regiments in Ladakh have constructed particular tents and amenities to function the howitzers in excessive winters circumstances.

The efficiency of the howitzer has been superb and fulfills the necessities of the Indian Military in high-altitude areas. The trials of the weapons have been very profitable and now the plan is to order 200 extra of those howitzers and deploy them within the excessive altitude mountainous area within the central sector together with Uttarakhand and japanese sector together with Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in areas the place armored automobiles could be moved swiftly. The weapons acquired for deployment in deserts and plains have been put within the modifications with some modifications given the. Battle with China.


Indian Military Deploys K9 Vajra Self-propelled Howitzers in Ladakh for Excessive Altitude Operations

On 29 March 2012 at DEFEXPO, Samsung Techwin and Larsen & Toubro introduced their partnership to supply the K9 Thunder in India. As per the settlement, Samsung Techwin will switch key applied sciences, and the car will probably be manufactured underneath license in India utilizing 50 p.c of the home content material equivalent to FCS and communication programs. Two models of K9 and competed towards Russian 2S19. Operated by Indian army personnel, the K9 fired 587 Indian ammunitions together with NUB spherical, and drove a complete distance of 1,000 km. K9 Thunder achieved all ROC set by the Indian army whereas the Russian counterpart failed to take action.

In September 2015, the Indian Ministry of Protection chosen Hanwha Techwin (beforehand Samsung Techwin) and Larsen & Toubro as most well-liked bidders to produce 100 K9 Vajra-T. K9 Vajra-T consists of 14 main Indian manufactured programs, 50 % of the part by worth, which embody NUB ammunition succesful FCS and its storage, communication system, and surroundings management and NBC safety system. Extra programs have been put in equivalent to GPS for direct firing functionality, and South African APU, which was confirmed for desert operation—Korean APU was underneath improvement section throughout Indian trial. The one hundredth car was delivered to the Indian Military on 18 February 2021.