Connect with us

South Asia

India Finally Clears Acquisition Of Russian 464 T-90 Tanks At Additional 7000 Crs

Published

on

The Modi Government has finally cleared the acquisition of 464 Russian-origin T-90 main-battle tanks (MBTs). According to TNN, the Indian ministry of defence has placed the order for the entire fleet worth INR 20,000 crore with the Heavy Vehicles Factory at Avadi in Chennai.

Why Indian T90 Bhishma Tanks Are Better Than American M1 Abrams?

Earlier, the Indian Army has decided to induct 464 Russian-origin upgraded T-90 Bhishma main battle tanks at a cost of Rs 13,000 crore as part of the modernisation of the armed forces. However multiple sources in the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) confirmed that the order has now been valued at 20,000 crore.

The move to induct the T-90 Bhishma main battle tanks is aimed at intensifying the army’s ‘shock and awe’ capabilities and combat prowess, especially along the Pakistan border.

Earlier in January, Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat stated that that the armed forces would complete major reforms and organisational restructuring in the next few months. An Integrated Battle Group (IBG) will be rolled out as part of the holistic initiative to enhance the combat capability of the Indian army.

APS Enabled Russian Armata Tanks High On Agenda During Modi-Putin Meeting In Russia

The first T-90S MBT was rolled out of the assembly line in the Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory (HFV) on 7 January 2004. The highly versatile modern Bhishma MBT features are outfitted with the French Thales-built Catherine-FC thermal sights and utilises Russian Kontakt-5 K-5 explosive reactive armoured plates.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

US-China-Trade-War US-China-Trade-War
Asia Pacific11 mins ago

Chinese Navigation System Beidou Has Surpassed US’ GPS In Over 165 Countries : Reports

The vanguard of navigation systems, the US’ Global Positioning System (GPS), is losing its dominance to China’s Beidou satellite navigation...

putin-russia putin-russia
EurAsian Region1 hour ago

Russia Ready For Doomsday, Its ‘Deeply Buried’, Underground Nuclear Command Bunker Is Almost Complete

In a high-profile meeting held at the Kremlin on 11 November, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the completion of a...

CHINA-TANKS CHINA-TANKS
Americas2 hours ago

TANK FOR SALE: A Grizzly Variant of Sherman Tank Goes Under The Hammer, Fetching Up To $500,000

Yes, a 1943 M4A1 Grizzly, an adaptation of the Sherman medium tank that was built in Canada in late 1943,...

jet jet
Featured2 hours ago

Why AMRAAM-ER, The World’s Most Powerful Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Missile Can Be A Game Changer In The Middle-East?

 The Middle East is clearly witnessing an arms race. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will soon become the first country...

INDIA-USA-CHINA INDIA-USA-CHINA
Featured4 hours ago

China Adopting US’ “Disruptive Strategy” Against India As Ladakh Border Tensions Remain Unresolved

India is one of the worst-hit countries by the Covid-19 pandemic, with its economy entering a ‘technical recession’ phase. The...

TAIWAN-CHINA TAIWAN-CHINA
Asia Pacific4 hours ago

Taiwan Counters Chinese Threats By Inaugurating Indigenous Submarines That Will Be Equipped With Deadly Harpoon Missiles

In a bid to safeguard the island territory from mainland China, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to protect the sovereignty...

Featured5 hours ago

Israel Wants Pakistan’s Nuclear Teeth Broken & Saudi Arabia Could Land The First Punch

OPED By Haider Abbas

nato nato
Americas14 hours ago

The Wrong Move: NATO Chief Warns Of ‘Imminent Threats’ Of Pulling-Out From Afghanistan

Speaking at the virtually held 2020 Afghanistan Donors’ Conference, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the mission had already significantly ‘adjusted’...

f-35-f-22-usa f-35-f-22-usa
Expert Reviews15 hours ago

Battle Of Stealth Brothers: Why US’ F-22 Raptors Can Decimate F-35 Jets In One-On-One Encounter?

Amid the race to built sixth-generation fighter jets by a host of countries including the United States, the United Kingdom,...

f35 f35
Americas17 hours ago

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract To Integrate AARGM-ER Missiles With USAF’ F-35A Jets

The US Air Force is moving closer to the integration of an advanced air-defense busting missile to its newest F-35A...

Advertisement
Advertisement