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SAIL Steel used to make India’s indigenous artillery gun ‘Dhanush’


Supplied special quality forging steel from its Durgapur based Alloy Steels Plant

New Delhi, April 10, 2019: Steel Authority of India Limited has supplied steel for India’s first indigenous and biggest artillery gun ‘Dhanush’, which was inducted into Indian Army on April 08, 2019. With this, SAIL has once again established its commitment to fulfil country’s every requirement and strengthening India’s defence systems. SAIL’s special alloy steel produced by SAIL-Alloy Steels Plant based at Durgapur has been used for making this artillery gun. ‘Dhanush’ has been indigenously designed and developed by the Gun Factory in Jabalpur where it was handed over to the Indian Army.

SAIL, which is in its 60th year of production, has contributed in creating a storng foundation for modern India and at the same time meeting every requirement of special quality steel for Indian defence. SAIL steel has been used in country’s various defence programs including INS Vikrant, INS Kiltan, INS Kamorta, MBT Arju etc.

SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant has also been supplying special grade steel to Jabalpur’s Gun Factory to meet its various technical requirements related to development and repair.

SAIL Chairman, Shri Anil Kumar Chaudhary said, “It is matter of great pride for us that SAIL steel is being used in India’s various defence programs along with being used for building country’s infrastructure. SAIL is ready to meet and supply special grade steels for technical requirement of country’s defence programs.”