- Sep 13, 2010
Screw OFB (or whatever they are called now) they will perform or perish.OFB takes years to fulfill orders of 114 odd Dhanush systems and is expected to deliver the last gun from the order by 2026-27. OFB sheepishly admits 'some' parts are imported.
With K-9 Vajra, contract is signed in 2017, 100th gun gets delivered by L&T in 2021... under the overhang of covid. Agreed, it may have been glorified screwdrivering at best but still..
Sala MHA should raise arty brigades with BSF, Assam Rifles, CRPF and ITBP, arm them with whatever indigenous guns they can get their hands on and train the maximum number of men they can so if shit truly hits the fan some day, there will be a few around to retaliate. I know there are a few BSF battalions who operate the 105 LFG and I did find a video on youtube of a couple of 'concealed' 105's firing almost in LOS mode across the LOC sometime around 2016-2017... but can't find that video anymore.
ATAGS won’t be made in any OFB factory so Dhanush example is utterly irrelevant. As per Kalyani they can make a stupid amount of guns if given the orders, something like 200-300/yr
these clowns relying on stable production lines in foreign lands to feed their immediate needs and then giving lowly orders at home and being shocked (pretending to be anyway) when production capacity is limited