Sixth Army Regiment of China and Pakistan to sleep


Bangla Hunt Desk: India's defense ministry on Monday struck a deal with two indigenous defense companies to buy the Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher for six army regiments at a cost of Rs 2,560 crore. Officials said the indigenous Pinaka missile would be deployed in a regiment of Indian troops deployed along the China-Pakistan border to enhance the military's operational capability.

The agreement has been signed by Tata Power Company Limited and Larsen & Toubro. The defense-oriented Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) has also been made a part of the deal. BEML will provide the Indian Army with suitable vehicles to hold rocket launchers. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the six Pinaka regiments would have 45 command posts and 114 launchers, as well as an automated gun imaging and positioning system (AGAPS). The statement said that the Pinaka Missile Regiment is planned to start operations by 2024.

It has also been said that 80 per cent of the indigenous content will be in the Haritiya system. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman have approved the project. The Pinaka Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) has been developed by DRDO. The ministry said that this important project would make the country self-reliant and promote partnership between government and non-government organizations in the state-of-the-art technology sector.

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