Defence & Security News - India
|Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:11 AM|
|India has approved the manufacture of 235 T-90 main battle tanks under Russian license.|
The Defence Acquisitions Council of India’s Defence Ministry has approved the manufacture under Russian license of 235 T-90 tanks in India, “The Times of India” reported on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. An Indian ministry source said a contract for production worth 60 billion rupees - about $1 billion - would be published soon.
Russian-made T-90 main battle tank at Defense Exhibition VTTV Omsk.
Agreement to license production of T-90
tanks was signed in February 2001. This was intended to supply 310 tanks
worth $1 billion, half to be manufactured in India with Russian machinery.
India plans to manufacture 1,000 T-90 tanks under licence by 2020.
The T-90 saw combat action during the 1999 Chechen invasion of Dagestan. According to Moscow Defense Brief, one T-90 was hit by seven RPG anti-tank rockets but remained in action.
The main armament is composed of a 125 mm two-axis stabilized smoothbore gun 2A46M. In addition, the T-90 is armed with an 7.62 mm PKT machine gun mounted coaxially with the main gun, and one NSVT 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun is mounted on the commander's cupola.
India has approved the manufacture of 235 T-90 main battle tanks under Russian license 1909131
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