I went thru the article thrice . I found no statement of intent or confirmation by any of the principal actors namely the IA , MoD / GoI or L&T on news featured in the article.
Good I hope l&t gets the contract. Trajan is technically a superior gun than Athos. So it's actually a superior deal in every way..The firm has offered to supply 400 artillery guns to the Indian army and a swift route out of a stalled acquisition processwww.indiatoday.in
But this is not a bad idea. This will help l&t a lot. I think we should welcome this. And l&t has already done a wonderful job on the k9 thunderKeep the Mahindra line of M777, L&T line of K9 and get a private collaborator to OFB for its Dhanush project, and keep the three running.
Untill and unless the ATAGS, Desi ULH and MGS programs mature.
Anything else shouldn't be considered.
Different guns of different origins for the same role is not a good thing. However close our supply lines be to the frontiers, it always increase the problems.But this is not a bad idea. This will help l&t a lot. I think we should welcome this. And l&t has already done a wonderful job on the k9 thunder