Finally, Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur (GCF) obtained green signal for handing over first lot of six ‘Dhanush – 155’ guns to the Indian Army, on Saturday.

Director General (Artillery), Lieutenant General P K Shrivastava congratulated the management and team of GCF for successful trials of Dhanush-155 at Pokharan (Rajasthan) and directed for preparing the guns for handing over to the Indian Army. Earlier, DG (Artillery), Lieutenant General, P K Shrivastava, accompanied by GCF, Senior General Manager, S K Singh, representatives of other units, including Controller Quality Assurance (Weapons), Director General Quality Assurance (DGQA), Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore, 

OF Ambernath etc. involved in Dhanush Project, conducted visit of Dhanush production unit and sought information about progress in development of more guns. He interacted with the officers engaged in production and overhauling of Dhanush-155.

In second phase of the inspection, Lieutenant General P K Shrivastava chaired a review meeting of Dhanush Project. He applauded the efforts of GCF administration and other supporting units for successful upgradation of Swedish Bofors gun and enhancing its firing efficiency. He directed the officers to complete overhauling of six guns and starting preparation for handing over to the Indian Army. He also directed the officers to start production of 12 new guns and sought information about preparations and materials procurement.