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In a first, India-made artillery gun used in salute to tricolour on Independence Day

The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) has been developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

A made-in-India artillery gun was used for the first time in 75 years for the ceremonial 21-gun salute to the tricolour today at the Red Fort on Independence Day. So far, British guns have been used for the ceremonial salute.

“Today, for the first time in 75 years since Independence, a Made-in-India artillery gun was used in the 21-gun salute that is given to the tricolour. All Indians will be inspired and empowered by this sound. And that is why, today, I want to thank our Armed forces for carrying the responsibility of Atmanirbharta on their shoulders in an organized manner,” the Prime Minister said.

The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) has been developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).