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Raksha Mantri  flags off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System Complex in Gujarat

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  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Armored System Complex is at Hazira in Gujarat 
  • Government under the ‘Make in India’ initiative want to achieve $26 billion defence industry by 2025 and provide employment to 2-3 million people.
  • L&T Defence is currently executing the ‘K9 VAJRA-T’ Tracked, Self-Propelled Howitzer Guns program – the contract awarded to the company by Ministry of Defence through global competitive bidding.
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