Army cranking up modernisation drive
The Times of India Delhi|January 26, 2022
Army plans to order another 200 K-9 ‘Vajra’ self-propelled tracked artillery guns after inducting 100 of them
Rajat Pandit

New Delhi: The 13-lakh Army is now cranking up its focus on longer-range weapons and night-fighting capabilities, multi-capacity drones, ‘disruptive technologies’ and early-detection and targeting systems in its ongoing modernisation drive amid the 20-month-long military confrontation with China in eastern Ladakh.

The Army currently has 93 modernisation projects in progress at various stages in the procurement process, with a total value of Rs 1.37 lakh crore ($18.4 billion), as per the latest figures.

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