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Military News - India
 

Monday, March 14, 2011, 6:58 PM

 

Indian army's main battle tank Arjun is deployed along the border with Pakistan.

 
 
The Indian army's main battle tank (MBT) Arjun was deployed along the border with Pakistan in Jaisalmer. A function organised by the army's 75 Regiment at Jaisalmer to mark the occasion also saw the Arjun officially replace the Russian-made T-55.
     
The Indian army's main battle tank (MBT) Arjun was deployed along the border with Pakistan in Jaisalmer. A function organised by the army's 75 Regiment at Jaisalmer to mark the occasion also saw the Arjun officially replace the Russian-made T-55.
Indian local made main battle tank Arjun
     

Lieutenant-General A.K. Singh, general officer in command of the army's southern command, who inspected a parade marking the deployment, said the new tanks would especially strengthen the army's desert operations capabilities.

The 75 Regiment is the second army unit to get the Arjun tank. A number of former army officers, some of them war veterans who served the 75 Regiment in the 1965 and 1971 wars, found it hard to believe that the old warhorse, the T55, which served the army for 40 years, was being phased out. Delays and failures in Arjun's development from the 1990s to the 2000s prompted the army to place big orders for the T-90s from Russia to meet the shortfall.

 
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