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Army's artillery wing displays firepower, array of guns


NASHIK (PTI): The artillery wing of Indian Army on Monday conducted exercise 'Sarvatra Prahar', displaying its prowess, deadly firepower and a wide range of sophisticated weapons.

The exercise was conducted at the Devlali field firing ranges near here where the gunners of the artillery wing displayed their firepower before a gathering consisting of NDA cadets, young officers from College of Military Engineering and NCC cadets among others, a defence release said.

It's special attraction was the combat free fall by special forces team and flying display by Cheetah and Chetak helicopters.

An array of new generation rocket and missile systems like Pinaka, Smerch and a model of Brahmos missile were put on display.

Surveillance and target acquisition equipment like unmanned aerial vehicles, weapon locating radar and surveillance sensors were also showcased during the exercise, it said.

The weapon systems on display included the indigenous 120 mm brandt mortars, 155 mm soltam guns, 105 mm Indian field guns, 105 mm light field guns, 130 mm medium guns and the sophisticated 155 mm FH 77B Bofors and 122 mm multi-barrel rocket launcher grand bm 21.

The exercise was conducted in the presence of visiting officers of the Defence Services Staff College (Wellington) and Military Institute of Technology (Pune), and School of Artillery Commandant Lieutenant General J George.

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