In one more enhance for “Make in India” in defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the Foremost Battle Tank Arjun Mark1A to the nation on Sunday.
In a high-level assembly, the Defence Ministry not too long ago cleared the induction of 118 Arjun Mark1A tanks into the Indian Military which can price round Rs 8,400 crore and add to the power of the power in land warfare.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi might be dedicating the most recent model of the Arjun tank to the nation on February 14 in Chennai on the tank manufacturing facility in Avadi,” Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) officers instructed ANI.
The tank has been absolutely designed and developed by the DRDO in shut coordination with the Indian Military. The 118 tanks might be becoming a member of the fleet of the primary batch of 124 Arjun tanks which have already been inducted into the Military and are deployed within the western desert alongside the Pakistan entrance.
The Arjun tanks can even kind two regiments within the Armoured Corps of the Indian Military like the primary 124 tanks.
Officers mentioned the Military has diminished the variety of tanks required for the formation of a tank regiment and that’s the why the current order has six tanks lower than the earlier order for 2 regiments.
The DRDO has been growing the Arjun Mark1A for fairly a while now and the mission was hastened by each Chief of Defence Employees Basic Bipin Rawat and DRDO chief Dr G Satheesh Reddy to extend the extent of indigenous weapon programs within the armed forces.
The Arjun has been designed by the DRDO’s Fight Automobiles Analysis and Growth Institution (CVRDE) and DRDO Chairman Satheesh Reddy will hand the primary Arjun Mark1A to PM Modi.
The tanks might be produced by the Ordnance Manufacturing unit Board’s (OFB) Heavy Automobiles Manufacturing unit (HVF) Avadi and the primary batch of 5 essential battle tanks might be handed over to the military inside two-and-a-half years of the signing of the contract.