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BAE Howitzers

India signs $750m deal with US for BAE howitzers

NEW DELHI: India has signed a $750 million agreement with the United States to buy 145 howitzer artillery guns from BAE Systems, an official said on Thursday, its first such deal in three decades. India, the world's number one defence importer, is updating its military capabilities with hardware worth tens of billions of dollars in the face of long-standing tensions with regional rivals China and Pakistan. It has been in discussions since 2012 to buy BAE Systems' M777 ultra-lightweight guns through the US Foreign…