Indian Army T- 90 (Bhishma) and T- 72 (M-1) Tanks

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Russia, India Extend Licensed Manufacturing of T-90S Tanks Until 2028 - Trade Minister
Russia and India signed a deal extending the licensed manufacturing of T-90s tanks until 2028, Denis Manturov, the Russian minister of industry and trade, told Sputnik.

"In 2019, a deal was signed with India to extend the licensed manufacturing of T-90S tanks until 2028, and as we know, the Defence Acquisition Council approved the production of 464 tanks of this type", the minister said. "Besides, India has been invited to receive or participate in joint production of advanced equipment — BTR-82A, BMP-3, Sprut-SDM1 self-propelled tank destroyer".

Moscow also suggested that the two countries should jointly produce armoured vehicles, such as the BTR82A and BMP-3, as well as the 2S25 Sprut-SD tank destroyers.
https://www.defencenews.in/article/...-90S-Tanks-Until-2028---Trade-Minister-809160
 

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India Begins Manufacturing 400 T-90S Tanks For Army: Report
India has commenced manufacturing 400 T-90S battle tanks for its army after it signed a contract with Russia to extend the build license until 2028, last year.

“India made a decision to purchase T-90S tanks, which they are already producing under a license agreement. We extended the previous license deal until 2028 last year, so India could build 400 more tanks,” Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said during an interview with Rossiya-24 TV on Monday.

The Indian defense ministry’s acquisition body approved the purchase in November 2016

Last April, India’s plan to procure a fresh batch of 464 T-90 tanks for $1.93 billion (INR 13,800 crore) was doing rounds in the media. "Russia will prolong the license for production of T-90 tanks in India. This is in connection with the Indian government’s decision to purchase more tanks for its armed forces," TASS reported, quoted the federal service as saying.

Following this, a Jane’s report said that the contract will be signed “in the next few months.”

According to the Military Balance 2019 handbook published by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), over 1,025 T-90S tanks are operational in the Indian Army at present.

Shugayev also said that India is keen on buying MiG-29 fighters, 60 of which it already has in its inventory. "There is a high probability that we will have an additional order for MiG-29 fighter jets," he said.
https://www.defencenews.in/article/India-Begins-Manufacturing-400-T-90S-Tanks-For-Army-Report-809773
 

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India Begins Manufacturing 400 T-90S Tanks For Army: Report
India has commenced manufacturing 400 T-90S battle tanks for its army after it signed a contract with Russia to extend the build license until 2028, last year.

“India made a decision to purchase T-90S tanks, which they are already producing under a license agreement. We extended the previous license deal until 2028 last year, so India could build 400 more tanks,” Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said during an interview with Rossiya-24 TV on Monday.

The Indian defense ministry’s acquisition body approved the purchase in November 2016

Last April, India’s plan to procure a fresh batch of 464 T-90 tanks for $1.93 billion (INR 13,800 crore) was doing rounds in the media. "Russia will prolong the license for production of T-90 tanks in India. This is in connection with the Indian government’s decision to purchase more tanks for its armed forces," TASS reported, quoted the federal service as saying.

Following this, a Jane’s report said that the contract will be signed “in the next few months.”

According to the Military Balance 2019 handbook published by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), over 1,025 T-90S tanks are operational in the Indian Army at present.

Shugayev also said that India is keen on buying MiG-29 fighters, 60 of which it already has in its inventory. "There is a high probability that we will have an additional order for MiG-29 fighter jets," he said.
https://www.defencenews.in/article/India-Begins-Manufacturing-400-T-90S-Tanks-For-Army-Report-809773
We have over 1600 T 90s in operation not 1025 as the article says. With 400 more we will have 2000 t90s. But I thought we were getting T 90MS for the newest batch. Somewhat disappointing.
 

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We have over 1600 T 90s in operation not 1025 as the article says. With 400 more we will have 2000 t90s. But I thought we were getting T 90MS for the newest batch. Somewhat disappointing.
well it's part of older commitment that we did in 2009 according to which 1000 tanks were to be made out of which upto 600 already delivered. so we might can see a separate deal for 464 t90 ms very soon.
 

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@Bleh weight of t90 ms 55 tn whereas army want tank within 45-50 ton.


Ughhhh.

They havent made up their minds about the tank weight.Best would be to make something like the K-2 black panther.

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Panther is about 55/56 tonnes and is a pretty good modern day tank.
We should build something on that lines to replace 2500 odd T-72s in our inventory.
 

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Army to outsource tank repairs to private parties
Indian Army is set to outsource repair and maintenance of its Russian-origin tank fleet of T-72 and T-90 tanks to private companies.

Bids have been invited from private vendors by asking the how they would undertake operations of Delhi-based 505 Army Base Workshop (ABW). The Army has used what they call “Government Owned Corporate Operated” (GOCO) model to describe this. Under provisions of GOCO, mooted in 2017, infrastructure and facilities of ABWs will remain under the ownership of the government while the contractors will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, plant maintenance and meeting targets.

India operates some 3,600 tanks of these two types, including some 1200 T-90 tanks and 2,400 T-72 tanks.


This is part of the government’s plan to rationalise Army manpower and reduce the “tail” as recommended by the Lt Gen DB Shekatkar committee in 2016. A Committee of Experts (CoE) under the Chairmanship of Lt Gen DB Shekatkar (Retd), was constituted in 2016 recommended outsourcing the functioning of the ABWs to private sector players.

The first stage of the bid called the Request for Information (RFI) has been sent out.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has barred its own Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) and also the Ordnance Factories from bidding.

The 505 Army Base Workshop has carried out repairs of tanks as well as engines and major/minor assemblies of tanks. It currently overhauls 70 of the T-72 tanks annually and its associated engine, assemblies.

From this financial year, the 505 ABW is scheduled to start all these activities for T90 tanks.

Eight Army Base Workshops were established by the British during the Second World War (1939-1945) to carry out repairs and overhaul of weapons, vehicles and equipment to keep the Indian Army operationally ready.
 

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