Have no frickin clue how anyone can get that thing on that rock, unless it was helicopter. Its not an M777, and tbh it doesn't even look like the 105mm Indian Field Gun, but those are the only two choices based on where that thing is. So I'd go with the 105.
105mm IFGHave no frickin clue how anyone can get that thing on that rock, unless it was helicopter. Its not an M777, and tbh it doesn't even look like the 105mm Indian Field Gun, but those are the only two choices based on where that thing is. So I'd go with the 105.
Makes sense to place the gun there though. Very difficult to hit it with counter battery.
EDIT: Wait, could it be they got it there by diassembling, hauling on mules and then assembling on spot?
Yeah, a closer look does show how that rock is too rocky for artillery emplacement. So it is probably a showpiece or flex like you said. But in other cases, it does make sense to perch artillery atop such narrow ridge lines because enemy's counter-battery CEP increases drastically. Remember that Western dude rebutting Balakote strikes? He made a similar argument about how missing by a meter in plains would actually translate to missing by tens of meters in mountain terrain. Although displacing/scooting from that such a narrow and steep ridgeline would be difficult. So its a trade-off.This is probably a showpiece like you see in front of the gate of military cantonments. Keeping it atop the rock is just flex, there is no operational sense in keeping it there.
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