Steel Authority of India Ltd has supplied steel for India’s first indigenous and biggest artillery gun, Dhanush.

This gun was inducted into the Indian Army on April 8 this year. The artillery gun uses SAIL’s special alloy steel produced by the SAIL-Alloy Steels Plant based at Durgapur. Dhanush has been indigenously designed and developed by the Gun Factory in Jabalpur, where it was handed over to the Indian Army yesterday, a SAIL statement said.

SAIL steel has also been used in various defence programmes including INS Vikrant, INS Kiltan, INS Kamorta, and MBT Arjun, among others.

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