Army to induct 460 Russian-origin tanks to add muscle on Pak front
NEW DELHI: The Indian Army will induct an additional 464 Russian-origin upgraded T-90 'Bhishma' main-battle tanks at a cost of Rs 13,448 crore in the 2022-2026 time frame to bolster its "shock and awe" capabilities on the western front, even as Pakistan is also discussing a deal with Russia for acquiring about 360 such tanks.
新德里：凤凰彩票陆军将斥资1344.8亿卢比，在2022 - 2026年期间从俄罗斯引进464辆升级版T- 90“Bhishma”主战坦克，以增强在西线的威慑力，尽管巴基斯坦也正与俄罗斯商谈购买约360辆此类坦克。
Defence ministry sources on Monday said the "indent" to produce the 464 T-90 tanks would soon be placed on the Avadi Heavy Vehicle Factory (HVF) under the Ordnance Factory Board after the cabinet committee on security cleared the licence acquisition from Russia over a month ago.
The Army already has around 1,070 T-90 tanks as well as 124 'Arjun' and 2,400 older T-72 tanks in its 67 armoured regiments. After the first 657 T-90 tanks were imported for Rs 8,525 crore from Russia from 2001 onwards, another 1,000 are being progressively licenced and produced by HVF with Russian kits. "There has been some delay in the indent for the remaining 464 tanks, which will also have night-fighting capabilities. Once it is done, the first 64 tanks should be delivered in 30-41 months," said a source.
"Pakistan has plans to upgrade its existing mechanised forces, which includes over 50 armoured regiments of Ukrainian T-80UD and Chinese-origin tanks. It wants to acquire new Russian T-90 tanks and indigenously produce others with China's help," said a source.
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HSF • Australia • 9 hours ago
Pakistan is a bankrupt country, from where they are getting crores of rupees to buy such equipment ? USA, IMF and World Bank should be very careful when they consider resque plan for Pakistan.
Srinivasan Ramachandran • Chennai • 5 hours ago
The Kashmir issue drains the wealth of nation heavily. Above all the human loss.
Srinivasan Ramachandran • 4 hours ago
Still, India is a bigger economy and can survive. But the pain and disaster is for Pakistan. Pakistan''s Kashmir policy has turned them bankrupt. Inside Pakistan life is hell.
R • USA • 2 hours ago
Inside Pakistan, the average Pakistanis are way much better than dirt poor India where millions of farmers commit suicide every year out of sheer poverty, families failing to perform the funeral throw the dead bodies in to Ganga making it holier everyday, or every day norm rape nade it the rape capital of the world!
Naveen Kumar • 8 hours ago
What happend to make in India ??
Thakur • 5 hours ago
Army is keeping the fingers crossed that ... hopefully BJP comes back again to power... if congress comes then again we will be comparing ourselves with Pakistan and not China(like now)
And by the way where did pakistan grabbed the money to buy 360 T-90s
Thakur • 5 hours ago
Pakistan has already signed a deal of 600 tanks with Russia.
Lumteeng Chapaktu • 4 hours ago
RUSSIA will sell their outdated tanks to you B1ackies
Jagdish Madan • Vancouver BC • 5 hours ago
India''s defence is now getting the attention it merits.
Jagdish Madan • 4 hours ago
CONGRESS swallowed money and indulged in corruption...
India tank • India tank • USA • 8 hours ago
Russian T70 and T90 tanks are for fighting Pakistan. Indian Arjun tanks are for Independence Day Parade.
Rajesh • 7 hours ago
What are you doing on china front ? He is more powerful than Pak. and strong economically & militarily and friend of Pak
rajesh kumar • 2 hours ago
We always should avoid the super power unless they enter our border in which case it is world war.
Subham • 5 hours ago
India and Pakistan will keep fighting and Us China Russia will be rich by selling weapons
subham sen • Hyderabad • 1 hour ago
That''s why no one wants Kashmir issue to be resolved.
Secunderabad • 9 hours ago
Why is india buying the same product that is being supplied to Pakistan? Where is surprise n special status?
wise modi • Sl • modi temple • 8 hours ago
Smart decision of the greatest ever Modi. Why you question?
Common • 4 hours ago
Modi making a muscular India which was portrait as a starved begging nation by congress for so long.
Nagura Shaik • 4 hours ago
The day India develops its own weapons including parts required for manufacturing, all countries will respect India and doesn''t dare to talk against it
Nagura Shaik • Bengaluru • 4 hours ago
That's why India always goes for countries which agree for technology transfer & local manufacturing rights..
himwant prasad • South Asia • 7 hours ago
Arms race should be avoided by Pak and India.
Uday Gohil • 4 hours ago
If by default Raga govt comes as such country is finished with corruption.
Vinod • Bengaluru • 3 hours ago
No penny to feed it's people but spends every penny to fight India?
Bonny Moraes • Goa • 3 hours ago
Another feather in Modi’s cap?
Swapnil jain • hyderabad • 4 hours ago
Instead of giving billions of dollars to other countries, why can''t we manufacture such weapons on our own.
Arnab Ghosh • Location • 6 hours ago
Stop buying russian junk . MBT Arjun is a far superior tank which performed better than these T90’s .