Indian army chief is going to the United States of America for six days to increase the defense cooperation. One of the focus items of this defense cooperation will be the purchase of the 145 M-777 Ultra Light Howitzers for $647 million.

India also wants to increase cooperation with the US Central Command which is also known as Centcom. Centcom deals with the Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq regions where war against terrorism is being fought by the US.

If purchased, M-777 Ultra Light Howitzers will be the 1st purchase of 155mm howitzers after the scandal of Bofors artillery guns in 1980s.

But this deal is also not without controversies as the producer of the M-777 Ultra Light Howitzers is BAE Systems which also now owns the original Bofors Company and it is also reported that M-777 Ultra Light Howitzers didn’t performed well in its trails in Pokhran and Sikkim.

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