Research on to develop lighter battle tanks: Indian Army

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  1. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    CHENNAI: Research is underway at the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) to develop light weight tanks for the Indian Army, said S D Dimri, Director General, Ordnance Factories, here on Wednesday.

    He was speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory (AHVF).

    Addressing mediapersons on the upcoming developments, he said the technology to destroy anti-tank missiles had been bought from Russia and the same, to be introduced soon, would be upgraded to suit the needs of the Indian tanks. “The present tanks weigh around 45-60 tonnes. Technological superiority is increasingly going to be the decisive factor in future battles. The prediction is that future tanks would weigh less than 30 tonnes, mak- ing them light enough to fly in fleets of C-130 transports, land on dirt strips, and roll off ready to fight,” Dimri said.

    “The production of equipment at the Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory works out to 25 per cent and this translates to production of ` 2,600-crore worth equipment per year, whereas the total amount of equipment produced through all ordnance factories is `12,000 crore. Two more ordnance factories will come up in Nalanda (Bihar) and in Korba (Chattisgarh),” he added.

    MC Bansal, Additional Director General, Indian Ordnance Factories, and MSN Rao, General Manager, AHVF, were also present.

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    what exactly does he mean???
    which tech does Russia have!!!!
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    i think he is talking about man-portable anti tank missiles or may be some components for nag/helina missile.. i am not sure :confused:

    i am glad you brought this up.
     
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    There was one thread where Indian army was co developing a light tank with Poland,what happened?
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Well may be after another 40yrs my grandson will be following the Light Tank with equal enthusiasm.
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    tu nahi sudhrega... haha! :)

    :pound:
     
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    The Hindu : Today's Paper / NATIONAL : Indian Army may get tanks with radar tracking system
     

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