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Dhanush guns

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: TH

  Context: The Indian Army is on track to complete the induction of 114 Dhanush artillery guns by 2026, with one regiment already operational.

About Dhanush:

  • These 155 mm, 45-caliber towed artillery guns have a range of 36 km and have demonstrated a range of 38 km with specialized ammunition.
  • It is the first indigenously built long-range artillery gun.



Equipped with an inertial navigation-based sighting system, and auto-laying facility. An advanced day-night direct firing system. Self-propulsion unit allows the gun to deploy itself in the field.