India to purchase 124 T-90 tanks from Russia

The Indian Ministry of Defence has decided to purchase 124 Т-90 tanks from Russia, to assemble 272 from Russian parts and another 300 using its own resources, writes tribuneindia.com today.

The Indian Ministry of Defence has decided to purchase 124 Т-90 tanks from Russia, to assemble 272 from Russian parts and another 300 using its own resources, writes tribuneindia.com today.

The decision was dictated by a 40% short fall in tank production by local industry. Instead of the planned 300 Т-90 tanks which were to be produced locally, the industry was able to manufacture only 167 vehicles by 2013. The production of 124 Indian designed Arjun tanks was also scheduled.

First published in Russian in VPK.

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