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“Checking out the tanks at L&T’s Armoured Systems Complex in Hazira,” Modi tweeted along with a 10-second video of him riding in it. Also Read - Sourav Ganguly Tests Negative For Covid-19; PM Narendra Modi Wishes BCCI President Speedy Recovery
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After a gap of 30 years, the Indian Army recently inducted two howitzers including the K-9 Vajra howitzers that would take part in the Republic Day parade for the first time.
The K9 Vajra-T has a range of 38 kilometres and is supplied by L&T in partnership with a South Korean firm.
The contract for the K-9 Vajra was initiated after the Modi government came to power in 2014 and was completed in two years.