MoD clears 118 'improved' Arjun t ks among Rs 17,000 crore worth of procurement proposals
NEW DELHI: The defence ministry on Tuesday cleared some new and old acquisition proposals collectively worth over Rs 17,000 crore, which included the procurement of 118 Arjun Mark-1A main-battle t ks for Rs 8,379 crore.
The contract for the “improved” Arjuns, which will be inked later this year after the Cabinet Committee on Security’s final nod, will be the second such mega deal for home-grown won sy ems in recent times. In the biggest-ever indigenous military deal, the Rs 47,000 crore contract for 83 new Tejas fighters was signed on February 3.
The 118 Arjuns, which will add to the first 124 such t ks inducted by the Army well over a decade ago, have 71 “upgrades” for better firepower, mobility, prection and endurance, as was earlier reported by TOI.
The Army, in dentally, has now also ordered emergency procurement of 27 M4 wheeled armoured vehicles under a Rs 178 crore contract inked with the Pune-based Bharat Forge company of the Kalyani group.
On Tuesday, the defence acquisitions council (DAC), chaired by minister Rajnath Singh, also issued directions that all capital procurement contracts, other than design and development cases, should be concluded in two years.
Scamgress is kicking it's heels in disgust. If at it was in power . It would have procured through quattarochi m , Michel m of Agusta , through vadra shell company and secretly signing back door MoU with !
The Arjun Tank and LCA Tejas, are Congress initiatives. Although both are mostly failures. Arjun Tank is too heavy and costs more than t ks like Russian T90.
Great news. The faster we commence manufacturing armsamemnts, arms, ammo, the vast number of missile sy ems and a lot more within the country using the industries in the private & public sectors, the lesser the dependence on foreign countries in times of need. Moreover, local design and manufacture will strengthen our industries, create numerous specilist jobs, allow local industries ot thrive and strengthen the nation;s economy as well as the armed forces.
It shows again that Feku, aka Surrender Modi, has failed on each and every aspect. Our Army knows very well that the Arjun MBT project is nothing but a total failure. Arjun was outdated even before it entered service. Furthermore, it cannot be deployed at all to mountainous regions like Ladakh, Do-m and A Pradesh.
India can cm world heaviest t k honor in Arjuns. One missile from a drone will knock it out cold or rather burning hot.
is displaying and impressive show of its drones, missiles,, etc at the 15th International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. India boasts about its missiles, t ks, so much, why not try to make a show there?
Go for anti t k missiles and drones and railguns etc. Tanks are good but getting outdated in latest warfare.
This t k is so heavy that it can't move properly. God bless Indian Army.
Yes actually t k should be very light . When enemy artillery fires on in it should fly away in thin air .
t ks are important in ground warfare to counter enemy infantry troops, blockades and provide support to friendly troops.
India cannot make worthwhile arms without making plans to upgrade industrial technology.
Arjun t k was good for the time Indira Gandhi started this due to her extreme focus on Atma nirbhar Bharat but in today's time of drones same design will not work .
TANKS, FIGHTER JETS, APC ETC. SHOULD BE IN THOUSANDS NOT IN HUNDREDS. OLD WEAPONS MAY BE SOLD TO FRIENDLY COUNTRIES TO EARN SOME REVINUE.
Leaders making money with defens
Arjun Tanks are loved by critics and our enemies, but still Indian Army has doubts regarding the same. Hope after Arjun Mark 2 is developed and If Army orders it in large numbers, India will become self reliant at least when Tanks are concerned.
阿琼受到评论家和敌人的喜爱，但印度军队对此仍持怀疑态度。希望阿琼Mark 2 研制成功后，如果印度军队能大量订购，至少在方面，印度能自力更生。
It is good to see that defence is now focusing more and more on 'Made in India' arms and ammunition.