New Delhi: A famous commercial issued by Steel PSU SAIL says there is a bit of SAIL in everyones life but when it comes to Indias indigenous artillery gun, it is more appropriate to say- there is a lot of SAIL in Dhanush. Reason? Steel Authority of India Limited has supplied special quality forging steel for Indias total indigenous and biggest artillery gun Dhanush, which was inducted into Indian Army on April 08, 2019. A press release issued by maharatna PSU says With this, SAIL has once again established its commitment to fulfilling countrys every requirement and strengthening Indias defence systems.
It is a matter of great pride for us that SAIL steel is being used in Indias various defence programs along with being used for building countrys infrastructure. SAIL is ready to meet and supply special grade steels for the technical requirement of countrys defence programs.
SAILs 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 Ordnance Factory Board(OFB) in Jabalpur where it was handed over to the Indian Army yesterday.
‘Matter of pride for SAIL’
Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, SAIL, in a press statement said, It is a matter of great pride for us that SAIL steel is being used in Indias various defence programs along with being used for building countrys infrastructure. SAIL is ready to meet and supply special grade steels for the technical requirement of the countrys defence programs.
Keeping national interest ahead
SAIL, which is in its 60th year of production, has contributed to creating a strong 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 the countrys various defence programs including INS Vikrant, INS Kiltan, INS Kamorta, MBT Arjun etc.
SAILs Rourkela Steel Plant has also been supplying special grade steel to Jabalpurs Gun Factory to meet its various technical requirements related to development and repair.