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23rd September, 2023 Security

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  • The Army which has ordered 114 Dhanush artillery guns is expecting to receive all the guns by 2026.


  • Dhanush is a 155 mm, 45-caliber towed artillery gun with a range of 36 km.
  • It has demonstrated a range of 38 km with specialized ammunition.
  • It is an upgrade of the existing 155 mm, 39-caliber Bofors FH 77 gun.
  • The gun was approved for service in 2019 and has been inducted into the Indian Army.


  • Indigenous content of 81% leading to ease of maintenance & spares availability.
  • All-terrain autonomous gun system.
  • Precise targeting at a longer range.
  • Wide range of ammunition and charge system.
  • Burst and intense rate of fire.
  • Shoot and scoot capability.
  • High maneuverability.
  • Equipped with ‘Advanced Gun Sighting System (AGSS)’.
  • Equipped with ‘Arty Gun Aiming and Positioning System’ (AGAPS).
  • Precise orientation and fixation by GPS-aided inertial navigation system.
  • Muzzle velocity data management for accurate target engagement.
  • Auto laying of gun system.
  • Compatible with Arty Command Control & Communication System (ACCCS).


Q. Consider the following statements with reference to Dhanush Artillery Gun.

1.   It has demonstrated a range of 100 km with specialized ammunition.

2.   It contains indigenous content of 100 % leading to ease of maintenance & and spares availability.

3.   It is compatible with the Arty Command Control & Communication System (ACCCS).

4.   It is equipped with an Advanced Gun Sighting System (AGSS).

How many of the above are correct?

A) Only 1

B) Only 2

C) Only 3

D) All Four

Answer: B) Only