Three indigenously-developed 155 mm ‘Dhanush’ artillery guns have been handed over to the Indian Army by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF).
GCF is an ordnance factory, which received its first order of 500 transport carts in 1905.
The army had demanded the six howitzers following successful summer and winter trials of the artillery gun. The trials saw some 2,000 rounds being successfully fired from the gun in different climatic conditions like in snowy, desert and hostile areas in the country.
The Dhanush is a 155 mm towed howitzer used by the Indian Army. The design is based on Bofors, now Haubits FH77 which India acquired in the 1980s. The gun as of June 2016 has entered into active production with confirmed order of 24 guns. Dhanush will cost Rs 14 crore a piece.