Procurement of 464 T-90 tanks

Procurement of 464 T 90 taks

Question: The Government of India cleared the procurement of 464 T 90 recently. Which country will supply these tanks to India?
(a) Israel
(b) Turkey
(c) US
(d) Russia
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • 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.

T-90 Tanks:

  • 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.

Links: http://www.defenseworld.net/news/17520/Indian_Army_To_Buy_464_T_90_Battle_Tanks_Worth_US__2B#.XK8FLpgzbIU
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/government-clears-procurement-of-464-t-90-tanks-amid-growing-tension-with-pakistan-1497936-2019-04-09

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