Question: The Government of India cleared the procurement of 464 T 90 recently. Which country will supply these tanks to India?
- The Central Government has cleared the procurement of 464 T 90 tanks from Russia worth Rs 13,500 crore. These tanks would be provided to Armoured Corps and will be deployed along the Indo-Pakistan border.
- This deal will have a Make-In-India element for integration at the Heavy Vehicles Factory in Avadi near Chennai.
- Indian Army is also looking to develop new tanks under the Futuristic Main Battle Tank Project.
- The 10 new regiments of T-90MS tanks are fitted with thermal imaging night sights which will allow the tank commander to strike enemy locations during night battles.
- India has already inducted 18 regiments of T-90 tanks which are deployed in Rajasthan and Punjab against the Pakistan front.