New Delhi: India and the United States have signed a landmark deal for 145 M777 howitzer artillery guns.
Indian industry will partner with the US defense subsidiary of BAE Systems to locally assemble, integrate, and test the howitzers, supporting Prime Minister Modi’s Make-in-India campaign.
“This deal marks a major step forward in the US-India defense relationship and supports jobs in both our countries,” said a statement by US Ambassador Richard Verma. The statement was issued to the Press on behalf of Deepa Dutta, Managaer, Media and Public Communications, The American Centre.
“As Major Defense Partners, the United States and India remain committed to enhancing military modernization efforts and building a security partnership based on trust, transparency, and shared interests”, Verma added.
The M777 is a state-of-the-art, lightweight howitzer that will provide the Indian Army with advanced capabilities.