The Indian army has taken possession of three endogenously-developed 155 mm ‘Dhanush’ artillery guns have been handed over to the Indian Army by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory.

India will now begin user trials of the weapons, the factory’s general manager, Sanjay Shrivastava, was quoted as saying in a news agency’s report.

The army had demanded the six howitzers following successful summer and winter trials of the artillery gun.The army had been looking for a total of 114 Dhanush guns from GCF to augment its firepower, he further said.

It is noted that India’s Defense Research and Development Organization announced a successful proof firing of a 155 mm, .52 caliber Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System Last week.