India has signed a 750 million dollars agreement with the united states to buy 145 howitzer artillery guns from Bae systems, 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 military sales Programmee. The deal, worth nearly 50 billion rupees, will see 25 guns being delivered in ready-to-use condition with the rest being assembled in India according to the official reports.