Vice Chief of Indian Military Employees Lieutenant Normal C P Mohanty on Thursday reviewed the prevailing operational preparedness of the Vajra 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers in within the Union Territory of Ladakh on Could 29, 2021. The Vice Chief of Military Employees visited the headquarters the place he was briefed concerning the prevailing safety state of affairs in jap Ladakh. Three self-propelled howitzers arrived in Leh final month and are being transported to a excessive altitude base to be examined in the event that they can be utilized in excessive altitude areas in opposition to the enemy

The Indian Military chief has been monitoring the induction and operations of the howitzers produced within the Larsen and Toubro facility in Hazira close to Surat in Gujarat. Based mostly on the efficiency of the weapons, the Indian Military would take into account putting orders for 2 to a few extra regiments of the self-propelled howitzers for mountain operation. As Indian Military inducted the final of the 100 Ok-9 Vajra weapons ordered, three of those howitzers have been deployed for trials in excessive altitude mountainous space.

Indian Military K9 VAJRA self-propelled 155 mm howitzer

South Korean Firm Hanwha Techwin joined hand with Indian conglomerate Larsen and Toubro Restricted to provide 100 K9-T weapons (identified in India as Ok-9 Vajra) for the Indian Military Howitzer competitors. K9 Thunder overcame a sand storm to efficiently change into part of the Indian Navy. In September 2015, Larsen and Toubro emerged because the finalist for a US$800 million contract to provide 100 self-propelled howitzers to the Indian Military. By January 2020, greater than half of Ok-9 Vajra weapons had already been delivered to the Indian military forward of schedule.

Ladakh is a area administered by India as a union territory, and constitutes part of the bigger Kashmir area, which has been the topic of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947. It was established on 31 October 2019, following the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act. The jap finish, consisting of the uninhabited Aksai Chin plains, is claimed by the Indian Authorities as a part of Ladakh, and has been beneath Chinese language management since 1962. Ladakh is the biggest and the second least populous union territory of India.

K9-VAJRA-T self-propelled 155 mm howitzer
Indian Military K9VAJRA self-propelled 155 mm howitzer