Indian Army Armored Vehicles

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Rajnath Singh ji have all the good intentions but I think he has been played by the Babudom
That's the point. "Babudom" pushes the pushes the policies & carries out operation... Ministers are just puppet representatives of people who thinks they're in charge.
It's like you buying a hotel chain. The existing managers still know & do the shit. You may tell them your profit targets & they suggest ways of getting there, but you don't know enough to directly interfere or everything will fall apart.

Nonetheless, while it suppresses the positive effects of a capable visionary ministers (unless he can get likeminded cooperative secretaries, which is why promoting pet dogs of politicians happened) it also mitigates the negative effect of dropouts & criminals that Indians often vote to power. 😐

Article also says that current local content is 40% not 90-100% as you said and will rise to 80% from onwards.
That's a good thing in this case. It might mean they're incorporating MS tech that we don't presently make indigenously.
 
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These photos are from mid to late 80s, Drills are conducted and war games are held in these areas since long time, Army has its plans ..

T-55 and BMP-2 ( Note the soldiers are holding SLRs )
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I just found out, Russians themselves operate 24 only of the Sprut-SD light tank. They canceled a follow on order for them after one caught fire during a parade due to a fuel leak 🤣 in favour of BMP-3 with 57mm.

And our fucking sellout whoresons are apparently at advanced stages of getting upto 100 of these new cannon fodders!
 
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I just found out, Russians themselves operate 24 onoy of the Sprut-SD light tank. They canceled a follow on order for them after one of them caught fire during a parade due to a fuel or oil leak. 🤣

And our fucking sellout whoresons are apparently at advanced stages of getting upto 100 of these new cannon fodders!
How else would you take forward the legacy of tin cans.
 

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Paramount and WMF vehicles undergoing trials in India
South Africa’s Paramount and Namibia’s Windhoeker Maschinenfabrik (WMF) are currently engaged in armoured vehicle trials in India.

A photo has emerged showing a Paramount Mbombe 4 armoured personnel carrier and Maverick internal security vehicle alongside a WMF Werewolf undergoing trials in India near Ladakh late last month.

The Mbombe 4 was badged as the Kalyani M4 – Kalyani Group is an Indian engineering, technology and manufacturing conglomerate that offers armoured vehicles, ammunition, defence electronics and artillery systems. One of its subsidiaries is Bharat Forge, which in February announced it was setting up a joint venture with Paramount Group to explore the indigenisation of defence systems in India, with a focus on protected vehicles and aerospace.


Paramount Group stated at the time that, “Building defence industrial eco-systems through strategic alliances have been the cornerstone of Paramount’s portable manufacturing model and we are excited to develop our defence and aerospace systems technologies and solutions through strong and long-term partnerships.

“We are pleased to partner with Bharat Forge Limited, a company that shares our philosophy of enabling local manufacturing through technology and skills transfer, the indigenisation of defence and aerospace technologies, and the creation of high value jobs that bolster economic growth.”

Bharat Forge and Paramount at the February DefExpo in India displayed the Kalyani M4/Mbombe 4 and Kalyani Maverick.

The vehicles, along with the Werewolf, are believed to be undergoing evaluation with the Indian-designed and built 8×8 Tata Kestrel (also known as the WhAP – Wheeled Armoured Platform) to meet an Indian Army requirement for a new armoured wheeled vehicle. The 25 ton WhAP has been seen undergoing various tests lately, including amphibious tests.

Indian media have reported that the Army is looking to acquire armoured vehicles for troop movement in the Eastern Ladakh area where Chinese forces have deployed in large numbers. The General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker is apparently among possible candidates.

In November 2019, the Indian Army issued requests for information for the supply of 198 wheeled armoured fighting vehicles, with a request for proposals scheduled for mid-2020. Locally manufactured vehicles are preferred under the Buy Indian initiative.

The requests for information mentioned the amphibious 8×8 solution “should be provided with high mobility, adequate armour protection and [an] armament configuration suitable to destroy enemy tanks and undertake local protection”. This includes twin anti-tank missiles.
 

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