India go nment forces the Indian Army to buy India made Arjun Tanks but the India force commanders compn that the Arjun Tanks are even worse than the Russian made T34, Why?
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The Indian Army wants different t ks because the strategic environment has changed - not because of any inherent quality flaw with Arjun
The Arjun was first conceived during the heyday of US-Pak co-operation, when Pakistan was supporting Afghan resistance ag inst USSR’s invasion of Afghanistan. There was talk of US pentially selling the Abrams t k to Pakistan.
As a result the Arjun was initially designed to compete ag inst an “Abrams-like” t k in the Thar desert. This design has meant that it is a larger, heavier t k, incorporating thicker armor to ensure better survivability (following the NATO thought process for t k design) versus a smaller, lighter t k that prioritizes speed and maneuverability (following the Warsaw pact/Russian thought process for t k design)
For the majority of years when Arjun moved from concept to reality, the strategic scenario stayed much the same - Pakistan was a close US ally, and the Indian war doctrine called for a decisive thrust through the Thar desert, sp tting Pakistan into two by reaching Quetta
If Indian plans were to center around a major t k push in the Thar, the Arjun is still a great t k for the job.
But…. the strategic scenario has since changed completely.
India and Pakistan are now declared nuclear powers.
So a big, highly visible, t k push through the Thar will invite immediate nuclear retaliation. The new Indian “Cold Start” doctrine relies on small lightning fast attacks anywhere along the entire Indo-Pak border
The Indian Army now wants a single t k platform, that is light enough and versatile enough to be deployed not only in the desert, but also in the muddy fields of Punjab, as well as along the t k friendly landscapes along the India- border such as Ladakh and Sikkim.
The Arjun is simply too big and heavy for that role. The developers of Arjun have been making design changes to shave weight off the t k, but getting to the target weight (below 50 tons with a full armament load) will require a complete redesign of that t k.
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Hence, the Indian Army has capped the purchases of Arjun and is instead going for a fresh t k design under the Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV) program
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Neeraj S, Sentiment investor and momentum trader.
Arjun t k had some flaws a decade ago but then the engineers worked on that, and the Indian army is happy with them.
Also, Modi gt has unleashed the talent and ability of the Indian private sector companies to manufacture for the Indian defence forces, and the next t k will be made by them.
Larsen is making submarine besides competing with Tata Motors and Force Motors to manufacture the next ICV order.
Tata Power has manufactured a modern Artillery gun and already field tested it. The army will be testing it now.
Reliance Naval is competing with PSU shipyards to fulfill the very large orders for frigate, dest yer, patrol boat, radar, corvette, etc.
Ashok Leyland provides the rocket launcher mobile platforms for Indian army.
The list goes on and on….
Unfortunately the Congress gt never encouraged Indian companies to manufacture defence equipment within India, and chose to purchase this from global won makers and spent a hundred billion $, Lakhs of crores of rupees, for these imports.
Now India will pay this huge amount of public money to the Indian equipment manufacturers who will not only pay 25% income tax to the gt but also create Lakhs of direct and indirect jobs.
Indian companies always had the ability but they were never encouraged to build any equipment.
If you ask me, i am in favour of deporting Sonia Gandhi back to Italy.
Sgsundaram, former Retired DRDO Scientist
i was working in this field of t k renovation during my professional life. the fact that t ks go up gradation every now and then depending on the terrain and the attack of warheads it has to face. as every one knows warheads go up gradation more faster than that of t ks. so to take care of warheads superiority we have to upgrade the t ks accordingly. to que one example of it old Russian t ks does not have the concept of reactive armour to face the attack of warheads. now if it has to be fitted it costs exchequer enormously for each t k. you know our country has three sides encircled with land . imagine what will be cost works out if all the t ks are to be upgraded. as such India is having more than 50% of its t ks which is of Russian origin. in a nutshell it is better to have indigenous source to face the consequences in the long run. it is true that services finds some lacuna in Indian made t ks but it has to be sorted out with DRDO and inspection wings of defense. that will be better for the country.with so many private entrepreneurs entering day is not far off that India will have a superior t ks for services.
No one forces the Indian military to buy a sub standard product ag inst their wishes. The problem lies in the fact that the Indian border on the western side is having a desert on Rajasthan and Gujarat states, agricultural land on Punjab state, and all other areas are having the natural mountainous boundary of himyas. In the desert heavier t ks like Arjun which is a world class t k with more than 65 tons in weight can operate, but in the agricultural region only t ks below 60 tons like T90 can operate which have to travel through muddy lands, and in mountainous region only t ks below 50 tons like T72 can operate. The T90 or any other t ks currently in possession of other neighbouring countries are no match for Arjun with it's superior features, which have been proven by comparative trials of it with T90 and in the audit conducted by the Israeli team. Hence the deployment of Arjun is restricted to the desert region. If DRDO finds a way in reducing its weight it will rule the world in any theatre. I am of the oion that the Indian Go nment should market it outside India for selling it to other countries.
Adolf Winchester, former Team Leader, Standard Setter
First let's examine the comparison made in question.
120 mm rienmetal gun
Fire control sy em integrated
1400 bhp engine
Best ergonomics In India
Laser range finder
One of the first Russian t ks
Not an MBT
No night sight
No ballistic computer
So, here we are, do we really have a comparison?
The t k is better than the Russians on many counts and is further being improved however the biggest plus is it's indigenous majorly which gives local industry the valuable experience.
the compnt about Arjun t k and Tejas fighter are also encountered in TV and news.
But, Indian Gt. asked Indian Army to by Arjun Tanks for two reasons mainly (according to my assumption purely):
The money spent to buy t k could stay inside the country and used for its own development so that another Bofors type of scandal would not take place…
may not in forward position in battle, but in defensive position Arjun t k could take a strong hold ag inst enemy
Gautam Somani, lives in India
What exactly is the question here? Why the Gt is forcing the Indian Army or why the Army says it is worse that T34?