The Arjun Main Battle Tank and the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft, two major (and expensive) indigenous weapons platforms, have apparently been given the cold shoulder by the Armed Forces. In November last year, the Defence Acquisition Council chaired by then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar signed off on a Rs 67,000 crore plan to procure 83 Tejas
Authors: TheIndianSubcontinent News Agency
Army’s requirement of ‘theatre-wise’ tanks and vehicles could face development and logistical issues
by Shaurya Karanbir Gurung
Born out of this requirement is the Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV), which will be the base platform for the army’s main battle tank and also for a family of variants, including a light tank.
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