India purchase T-90 tank

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    India to purchase extra batch of Russia's T-90 tanks

    http://tass.com/defense/1052790

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    MOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. The Indian government has made a decision to purchase an extra batch of T-90 tanks for its armed forces. Russia is prepared to prolong the corresponding license, the federal service for military-technical cooperation told TASS.

    "Russia is prepared for prolonging the license and building up the production of T-90 tanks in India in connection with the Indian government’s decision to purchase more tanks for its armed forces," the federal service said.

    Russia will continue to furnish assistance to partners in India "in the further production of the aforesaid armored vehicles."

    Earlier on Tuesday Jane’s publishing company quoted anonymous sources as saying that India’s Cabinet Committee on Security had approved the decision to purchase a batch of 464 T-90MS of Russian manufacture.


    Export of Russian tanks to India

    The first contract for selling T-90 tanks to India was signed in 2001. The Uralvagonzavod corporation was to provide 124 finished vehicles and another 186 assembly kits for the Indian Defense Ministry.

    In 2004, Russia and India concluded a contract for the licensed production of one thousand T-90 tanks. Three years later they signed an agreement on the supply of another 124 finished vehicles and another 223 assembly kits.

    In 2017, India agreed to prolong the tank production license. The deputy chief of Russia’s federal service for military technical cooperation, Vladimir Drozhzhov, told TASS that Russia was prepared to "meet any request from the Indian partners regarding the production or supply of T-90S tanks."



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    In 2017 Indian defense ministry gave go ahead for purchase of some 465 T-90 S Tanks ... Is this present 464 T-90 MS order is additional to the earlier order ?
     
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    Seems same. Except model is upgraded.
     
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    MOD to approve purchase of 464 T-90 tanks for indian army only if they are 80% Made-In-India
    The Cabinet committee on security has given its nod to procure 464 Russian T-90MS main battle tanks but will continue to hold out on finalising the deal till the Russian manufacturer agrees to the ToT for Make-In-India.

    The Defence Ministry has asked the original equipment manufacturer of the tanks Uralvagonzavod to increase the local production from the proposed 40 per cent to 80 per cent. The tanks are to be license produced by the state run Heavy Vehicles Factory.

    Till now, India has procured almost 1200 T-90 tanks from Russia in a factory fitted version with additional equipment of India & Israel. But the new 1130hp engine alone accounts to about 40 per cent of the cost of T-90MS tank and is not produced by the OFB.

    T-90MS is also as structurally different from the T-90, as MWF is from Tejas Mark 1. Only basic platform is same; otherwise the gun, autoloader, turret-shape, added-on armour & tech, etc. are all different!!!
    Instead of buying a quite new foreign tanks we could also go for simple tech upgradation (on lines of Super Sukhoi) of our present & new T-90s to MS standard with the new ERA & better layout, APS & new RCWS & gun... like the new T-90s of Iraqi army. kOIox3gRPqs.jpg ... or T-72B3[​IMG]
     
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