Army saddled with unreliable T-72 tanks

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  1. Daredevil

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    I posted this along with my last thread..

    Anyways both the news are seriously demotivational. On one hand we talk about waging off a two front threat and then we miss out on such crucial deals like buying anti-tank missiles when our tank inventory is in dire need of overhauling.

    So, we are not buying the anti-tank missile to blow the enemy's tank off and our mainstay tank is not capable now to blow off the enemy's tank. Hmmm,. that's a bit infuriating..
     
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    They were two different topics, so I posted second one as a new thread.
     
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    Get rid of these junks, These tanks not only old, But need a expensive overhaul and then a expensive upgrade costing double of a new Modern tank..

    Better get new Arjun MK-1, which is ready now and superior to both T-72M1 & T90S..
     
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    Replace all T-72s with Arjun MKII if they succeed in user trials that are currently underway (?).

    Develop Arjun MKIII for when T-90S would need replacement.
     
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    Army to be blamed for this, why dint they go for Arjuna when they knew that T72 would be obsolete in coming years. IA should go for Arjuna MK1 as the replacement for T72
     
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    Arjun with current ammunition is incapable of penetrating front turret of the T-90A.
     
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    First there was no ammunition then no tank soon there will be no army to fight.
    It seems that the each army chief conspired with Babus to destroy army combat capabilities.

    Surprisingly out of the 3 forces Navy is less scam and negative media reporting :)
     
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    We need to have 3 kinds of ARJUN program. Light Weight,Medium and Heavy.So we can mass produce at low cost.I wonder whats wrong with Defence PSU in INDIA
     
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    Tracked version of NBS MANTIS C-RAM!!!

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    Maybe Tracked version of Rheinmetall Skyranger!!!

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    The ammunition upgrade in under process, Will be activated with Arjun MK2 induction..

     
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    Sir,don't you think it would be a feasible option for us to upgrrade our T-55 and T-72 fleet with the help of the Israeli Magach upgradation?i mean after reading about the Magach-6 and Magach-7 upgraded versions of T-55 i was pretty impressed on the fact that the Israelis turned a junk like T-55 into a potential lethal modern day MBT.
    so we can also do the same with the large nos. of T-72 and T-55 at our disposal and perhaps can turn a few of them in Tarmour AFV or the more potent Namer IFV.what's your though in this matter Sir?
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    Magach tanks are based on the American M48 and M60 Patton tanks. How can it upgrade T-55/72? :confused:

    Not sure, but T-55s are now only used for target practice.

     
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    If these were operational working tanks, It could have been feasible..

    But as i said, These tanks are out of order and need expensive overhaul and again need a expensive upgrade, combining all these it would cost as a New Tank same as Arjun MK1..

    Its better to buy a new generation tank at the same cost..

     
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    new tank is new tank and old tank is useful for few years only, plus new tank also give feel of edge to our tank crews that they have new tank at the time of war.
     
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    As a MBT taking the role of formation spearhead, the T-55s and the T-72 are well past their retirement age in the modern battlefield. However it would be naive to think that their presence is absolutely meaningless.

    The 900 old T-72s will in all probability be transferred to the Army reserve stockpile, and a few to the army Engineer corps and the territorial army. They may be useless against MBTs, but are extremely lethal against massed/dug-in infantry. In fact even WWII tanks are merderous when faced with infantry as the opponent.

    These old tanks could perform the role of infantry mobile fire support, assisting in area domination operations and urban warfare, or play a supporting role in defensive formations.

    Then there is also the fact that these tanks can be used for securing logistics lines, relieving the MBTs for frontline duty.
     

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