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With Howitzer, India Gets Added Firepower To Hit Back At Pak

News Nation brings 'Khoj Khabar Special’ with senior journalist Deepak Chaurasia discussing top story of the day in detail. Indian Army on Monday fired the American-origin Excalibur guided long-range artillery ammunition from the M-777 ultra-light howitzers in the Pokhran firing ranges. Indian artillery will now be able to hit Pakistan hard for any ceasefire violations along the Line of Control. It is the worst nightmare for Pakistan. The Army has bought this GPS guided ammunition from the United States under emergency financial powers after the Pulwama attack in February on a CRPF convoy. These ground-launched precision-guided artillery shells give Indian guns extended the range and the ability to hit targets with very high accuracy. Its makers claim that it can take at least 10 conventional munitions to accomplish what one Excalibur weapon can do. The new ammunition could prove to be a game-changer. Currently, Pakistan does not have such ammunition.

Updated : 10 December 2019, 11:16 PM