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Dhanush artillery guns

Posted on : 06 Jan 2020

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  • Dhanush is the first indigenous artillery gun with a caliber of 155mm x 45mm.
  • It is the first long-range artillery gun to be produced in India, having a range of 38 km, which is equipped with a navigation-based sighting system, onboard ballistic computation and an advanced day and night direct firing system.
  • It has been developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Kolkata based on requirements of the Indian Army and manufactured by Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) and 81% of its components are indigenously sourced.
  • It is also referred to as Desi Bofors because Bofors.
  • It has six-round magazines, instead of standard three rounds.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following regarding Dhanush artillery guns
    1.It is the first long-range artillery gun to be produced in India, which is equipped with a navigation-based sighting system.
    2.It has six-round magazines, instead of standard three rounds.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : Both 1 and 2


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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