Army to induct 460 Russian-origin t ks to add muscle on Pak front
NEW DELHI: The Indian Army will induct an additional 464 Russian-origin upgraded T-90 'Bhishma' main-battle t ks 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 t ks.
新德里：印度陆军将斥资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，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。
Defence ministry sources on Monday said the "indent" to produce the 464 T-90 t ks 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 t ks as well as 124 'Arjun' and 2,400 older T-72 t ks in its 67 armoured re gients. After the first 657 T-90 t ks 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 t ks, which will also have night-fighting capabilities. Once it is done, the first 64 t ks should be delivered in 30-41 months," said a source.
"Pakistan has plans to upgrade its esting mechanised forces, which includes over 50 armoured re gients of Ukrainian T-80UD and -origin t ks. It wants to acquire new Russian T-90 t ks and indigenously produce others with '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 Rchandran • Chennai • 5 hours ago
The Kashmir issue drains the wealth of nation heavily. Above all the human loss.
Srinivasan Rchandran • 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 kee 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 (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 t ks with Russia.
Lumteeng Chapaktu • 4 hours ago
RUSSIA will sell their outdated t ks 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 co ption...
India t k • India t k • USA • 8 hours ago
Russian T70 and T90 t ks are for fighting Pakistan. Indian Arjun t ks are for Independence Day Parade.
Rajesh • 7 hours ago
What are you doing on 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 Russia will be rich by selling wons
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 wons including parts required for manufacturing, all countries will respect India and doesn''t dare to talk ag inst it
Nagura Shaik • Bengaluru • 4 hours ago
That's why India always goes for countries which agree for technology transfer & local manufacturing s..
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 gt comes as such country is finished with co ption.
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 wons on our own.
Arnab Ghosh • Location • 6 hours ago
Stop buying russian junk . MBT Arjun is a far superior t k which performed better than these T90’s .