What is Dhanush: Everything you need to know
The development of artillery guns in India started somewhere in the 1970s under the guidance of Brigadier Gurdyal Singh with Artillery Gun Development Team at Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur.
Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) started the Dhanush Project to replace the older 105 mm Indian Filed Gun and the Russian 122 mm guns with a modern 155mm artillery gun. Due to the Artillery Gun Development Team, artillery guns were introduced in the Indian Army.
OFD handed over six artillery Guns to India in the ceremony held at Gun Carriage Factory. India has placed the order of 144 guns and this was a lot of the order. The gun will help in increasing the firepower of the Indian Artillery Manifold.
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The weight of the gun is under 13 tonnes, which makes it easy to mobilize it in hilly regions and remote areas.
It has versatility, i.e. it can work under any environmental conditions.
The gun is equipped with a navigation-based sighting system.
The auto-playing facility is provided for greater help.
On-board ballistic computation and an advanced day-night firing system are also available.
The gun is developed by Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata.
Design documents of original BOFORS gun were used.
The production cost around 14 crores.
There is a larger caliber of 45mm as compared to 39mm.
The maximum effective range is 38 Km as compared to the BOFORS gun with 27 Km
Dhanush will be deployed along India’s border with Pakistan and China.