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Description
The Arjun Mk-2 is a new generation of main battle tank (MBT) designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India. The Arjun Mk II was unveiled for the first time to the public during a military parade for the National Day in New Delhi on 26 January, 2014. The state-of-the-art ARJUN Main Battle Tank Mk II has been designed and developed by DRDO by incorporating numerous improvements over and above the ARJUN MBT Mk I which is already in service with the Indian Army. It is endowed with superior fire power, high mobility and excellent protection characteristics required to fulfil the challenging battlefield requirements of the 2 Ist century. ARJUN MBT Mk II manifests the latest battle tank technologies that makes it a distinct front-runner amongst the array of contemporary Main Battle Tanks of modern armies the world over. The Arjun Mk II has excellent mobility characteristics that have proved its worth while operating in highly demanding Indian desert conditions. Low ground pressure, high power to weight ratio and a high performance powerpack, including a robust and effective transmission system characterize the Arjun Mk II MBT's remarkable mobility. DRDO had recently launched its Arjun Mk-II for user trials in Rajasthan after integrating the same with almost 75-80 improved features including 16 major technologies as sought by the Indian Army which has already inducted 124 of the Arjun Mk-I tanks. DRDO has been developing Arjun MBT with help of its various labs led by Chennai-based Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (CBRED) while Hyderabad-based Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory of DRDO has developed the armour for Mk II version of Arjun. The development trials have been on for the past more than two years.
Main Variants
- Arjun Mk-I:
first variant of the Indian-made main battle tank.
Technical Data
Armament

The main armament of the Arjun Mk II main battle tank comprises a 120mm rifled gun fitted with a thermal sleeve, fume extractor, and a muzzle reference system. The gun is able to fire a full range of ammunitions including FSAPDS (Fin Stabilized Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot), HESH (High-Explosive Squash Head), PCB, TB and the Israeli LAser Homing Anti-Tank (LAHAT) missile. LAser Homing Attack Missile, or LAHAT, is an advanced missile developed and manufactured by the MBT Division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The missile uses a tandem warhead which is capable of defeating all types of modern armour, including add-on reactive armour. High penetration capability of the main warhead allows the missile to penetrate the armour of major armoured vehicles at high impact angles. The Arjun Mk II can carry a total of 39 rounds in special blast-proof canisters. A 7.62 mm MAG machine gun is mounted coaxially to the main armament. A Remote Controlled Weapon Station is mounted on the top of the turret armed with a 12.7mm NSVT machine gun. This type of turret enhances crew survivability by enabling firing of the anti-aircraft gun in hatch closed mode during day and night. The vehicle is also fitted with a bank of eight 81 mm grenade launchers mounted on each side at the rear part of the turret.


A remote weapon station armed with a 12.7mm machine gun is mounted on the top of the turret.
Design and protection

The overall layout of the Arjun Mk II is similar to other main battle tanks, with the driver's compartment at the front, three-man turret in the centre and engine and transmission at the rear. The Arjun Mk II has a crew of four, including commander, gunner, loader and driver. The driver has a seat which provides added protection in the eventuality of a mine blast. The front part of the chassis and the turret are fitted with an integrated explosive reactive armor (ERA) system. The all-round protection has been enhanced with improved KANCHAN armour, a modular composite armour developed by India. It has been described as being made by sandwiching composite panels between Rolled homogeneous armour (RHA). This armour is able to defeat APDS and HEAT rounds and is believed to withstand APFSDS.


Each side of the turret is fitted with explosive reactive armour.
Propulsion

The Arjun MK II is motorized with a German 10 cylinder, V-90 turbo charged, charge cooled, water cooled diesel engine developing 1030 kW at 2,400 rpm. The Arjun Mk II is equipped with epicyclic transmission with hydrodynamic torque converter, mechanical lock up clutch and hydrodynamic retarder with 4 forward and 2 reverse gears. The tank can run at maximum road speed of 58 km/h and 40 km/h in cross country with a maximum cruising range of 500 km. The advanced hydropneumatic suspension consists of each side of seven dual rubber-tyred roadwheels with the drive sprocket at the rear, idler at the front and track-return rollers. The upper-part of the suspension is protected by armour plates. To increase the cruising range of the tank, two diesel fuel drums are fitted at the rear of the hull. The Arjun Mk II can negotiate a gradient of 30% and vertical step of 910 mm. It can cross natural or man-made trenches 2,430 mm wide. The tank can cross a water obstacle of 1.4 m depth without preparation and 2.15 m with a kit.


Two diesel fuel drums are fitted at the rear of the hull.
Accessories

The Arjun Mk II is fitted with a computerized day/thermal fire control system and a new panoramic sighting system for the commander is mounted right side of the turret roof. The system includes a laser range finder and has hunter-killer capability. The gunner sight is fitted with an automatic target tracker which greatly enhances the speed and accurate target engagement capability of the tank. To increase the self-protection of the Arjun Mk-II, a laser warning and countermeasure system (ALWACS) developed in collaboration with the Israeli Company Elbit Systems is mounted on each side of the turret. The four ALWACS elements are mounted at each corner of the turret to provide 360-degree coverage. The system detects and classifies laser threats and fire smoke grenades from an independent rotary launcher. The front of the chassis equipped with a track width mine plough to give the vehicle the ability to rapidly force a passage through a mined obstacle by creating a cleared path for it tracks to follow. Standard equipment of the Arjun Mk II includes also a thermal night vision sight for the driver, and advanced land navigation system which provides Inertial and GPS based navigation, NBC protection system, fume extractor system, auxiliary power unit and integrated fire detection and suppression system. The Arjun Mk.2 is also fitted with auxiliary power unit which powers all systems when the main engine is turned off.



The front of the chassis is equipped with a track width mine plough.

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Arjun battle tanks to get homegrown missile next year

The indigenous missile is under trials and would be able to meet the army’s requirement of engaging targets at ranges less than 1,200 metres.

India’s homegrown Arjun Mk-2 tanks may finally get missile firing capability next year.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be ready with a new indigenous missile that can be fired from the tank, a top government official told Hindustan Times on Saturday. The upgrade of Arjun Mk-2 tank suffered a major setback in 2013 after the Israeli missile to be fitted on it failed to meet the army’s requirements, delaying the programme by several years.

The indigenous missile is under trials and would be able to meet the army’s requirement of engaging targets at ranges less than 1,200 metres.

The army rejected the Israeli LAHAT (laser homing anti tank) missile, manufactured by the Israeli Aerospace Industries, because it could engage targets only at ranges beyond 1,500 metres. The LAHAT missiles tested by the army and the DRDO cost nearly Rs 20 crore, an expenditure dubbed unfruitful by the national auditor in a recent report.

The army initially wanted a missile that could engage targets between 500 metres and 5km, but later revised the requirement to 1,200 metres and 5 km.

Missile firing capability is one of the most significant upgrades proposed in the tank. The defence ministry cleared the purchase of 118 Arjun Mk-2 tanks at a cost of more than Rs 6,600 crore in 2014.

The DRDO-developed tank is an upgraded version of the Mk-1 variant, 119 of which have been inducted in the army. The Mk-2 variant is supposed to have nearly 80 improved features over the previous version, including more than 15 major technology upgrades.

The major improvements on the new tank include better firepower, integrated explosive reactive armour, advanced laser warning and countermeasure system, a mine plough, a remotely-operable anti-aircraft weapon, advanced land navigation system and enhanced night vision capabilities.

The army raised its maiden armoured regiment equipped with Arjun Mk-1 tanks in May 2009, more than 35 years after the project was conceived.


http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...e-next-year/story-D8NEu2AgEogCTCaPHbwtdP.html


 

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Arjun battle tanks to get homegrown missile next year

The indigenous missile is under trials and would be able to meet the army’s requirement of engaging targets at ranges less than 1,200 metres.

India’s homegrown Arjun Mk-2 tanks may finally get missile firing capability next year.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be ready with a new indigenous missile that can be fired from the tank, a top government official told Hindustan Times on Saturday. The upgrade of Arjun Mk-2 tank suffered a major setback in 2013 after the Israeli missile to be fitted on it failed to meet the army’s requirements, delaying the programme by several years.

The indigenous missile is under trials and would be able to meet the army’s requirement of engaging targets at ranges less than 1,200 metres.

The army rejected the Israeli LAHAT (laser homing anti tank) missile, manufactured by the Israeli Aerospace Industries, because it could engage targets only at ranges beyond 1,500 metres. The LAHAT missiles tested by the army and the DRDO cost nearly Rs 20 crore, an expenditure dubbed unfruitful by the national auditor in a recent report.

The army initially wanted a missile that could engage targets between 500 metres and 5km, but later revised the requirement to 1,200 metres and 5 km.

Missile firing capability is one of the most significant upgrades proposed in the tank. The defence ministry cleared the purchase of 118 Arjun Mk-2 tanks at a cost of more than Rs 6,600 crore in 2014.

The DRDO-developed tank is an upgraded version of the Mk-1 variant, 119 of which have been inducted in the army. The Mk-2 variant is supposed to have nearly 80 improved features over the previous version, including more than 15 major technology upgrades.

The major improvements on the new tank include better firepower, integrated explosive reactive armour, advanced laser warning and countermeasure system, a mine plough, a remotely-operable anti-aircraft weapon, advanced land navigation system and enhanced night vision capabilities.

The army raised its maiden armoured regiment equipped with Arjun Mk-1 tanks in May 2009, more than 35 years after the project was conceived.


http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...e-next-year/story-D8NEu2AgEogCTCaPHbwtdP.html


Nnnice .... Still everyone question here will be the same - ie when we will see a SP model and the timeline for the induction?
 

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One point which I found on cursory glance - LAHAT. Issue was smoke filling up in the carousel after firing. That was the main issue.

We did not want to choke our troopers to death.
Why do we need to fire the missile from the gun barrel? Can the Atgm tubes be external, like anti tank platforms, or can they be retractable modules in side the tank, or stand alone on the PKM gun mount?
 
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Schematic of Arjun MBT Mk2

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source : Project management challenges
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Finite element analysis model of newly designed Arjun mk 2 integral arm axle model:

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Advantages of integral approach :
There is no requirement of of welding .
There is no requirement of shrink fit.
Crank pin is not required.
source : http://www.ijrdet.com/files/Volume1Issue3/IJRDET_1213_07.pdf
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New Developments related to Arjun Mk2


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Composite road wheel, composite top roller and composite axle arm, which accounts for a weight reduction of 1.22 t. Weight reduction of Mark 2 using lighter materials



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CVRDE has developed high performance Carbon fibre reinforced carbon Brake discs for Main Brake assembly of MBT Arjun

The weights of brakes were compared with that of monolithic steel material, generally used for manufacturing brake discs and found a saving of weight by 75%.


Credits to respective owners..
 

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Arjun Mk II 2 main battle tank technical data sheet specifications pictures







Description
The Arjun Mk-2 is a new generation of main battle tank (MBT) designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India. The Arjun Mk II was unveiled for the first time to the public during a military parade for the National Day in New Delhi on 26 January, 2014. The state-of-the-art ARJUN Main Battle Tank Mk II has been designed and developed by DRDO by incorporating numerous improvements over and above the ARJUN MBT Mk I which is already in service with the Indian Army. It is endowed with superior fire power, high mobility and excellent protection characteristics required to fulfil the challenging battlefield requirements of the 2 Ist century. ARJUN MBT Mk II manifests the latest battle tank technologies that makes it a distinct front-runner amongst the array of contemporary Main Battle Tanks of modern armies the world over. The Arjun Mk II has excellent mobility characteristics that have proved its worth while operating in highly demanding Indian desert conditions. Low ground pressure, high power to weight ratio and a high performance powerpack, including a robust and effective transmission system characterize the Arjun Mk II MBT's remarkable mobility. DRDO had recently launched its Arjun Mk-II for user trials in Rajasthan after integrating the same with almost 75-80 improved features including 16 major technologies as sought by the Indian Army which has already inducted 124 of the Arjun Mk-I tanks. DRDO has been developing Arjun MBT with help of its various labs led by Chennai-based Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (CBRED) while Hyderabad-based Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory of DRDO has developed the armour for Mk II version of Arjun. The development trials have been on for the past more than two years.
Main Variants
- Arjun Mk-I:
first variant of the Indian-made main battle tank.
Technical Data
Armament

The main armament of the Arjun Mk II main battle tank comprises a 120mm rifled gun fitted with a thermal sleeve, fume extractor, and a muzzle reference system. The gun is able to fire a full range of ammunitions including FSAPDS (Fin Stabilized Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot), HESH (High-Explosive Squash Head), PCB, TB and the Israeli LAser Homing Anti-Tank (LAHAT) missile. LAser Homing Attack Missile, or LAHAT, is an advanced missile developed and manufactured by the MBT Division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The missile uses a tandem warhead which is capable of defeating all types of modern armour, including add-on reactive armour. High penetration capability of the main warhead allows the missile to penetrate the armour of major armoured vehicles at high impact angles. The Arjun Mk II can carry a total of 39 rounds in special blast-proof canisters. A 7.62 mm MAG machine gun is mounted coaxially to the main armament. A Remote Controlled Weapon Station is mounted on the top of the turret armed with a 12.7mm NSVT machine gun. This type of turret enhances crew survivability by enabling firing of the anti-aircraft gun in hatch closed mode during day and night. The vehicle is also fitted with a bank of eight 81 mm grenade launchers mounted on each side at the rear part of the turret.


A remote weapon station armed with a 12.7mm machine gun is mounted on the top of the turret.
Design and protection

The overall layout of the Arjun Mk II is similar to other main battle tanks, with the driver's compartment at the front, three-man turret in the centre and engine and transmission at the rear. The Arjun Mk II has a crew of four, including commander, gunner, loader and driver. The driver has a seat which provides added protection in the eventuality of a mine blast. The front part of the chassis and the turret are fitted with an integrated explosive reactive armor (ERA) system. The all-round protection has been enhanced with improved KANCHAN armour, a modular composite armour developed by India. It has been described as being made by sandwiching composite panels between Rolled homogeneous armour (RHA). This armour is able to defeat APDS and HEAT rounds and is believed to withstand APFSDS.


Each side of the turret is fitted with explosive reactive armour.
Propulsion

The Arjun MK II is motorized with a German 10 cylinder, V-90 turbo charged, charge cooled, water cooled diesel engine developing 1030 kW at 2,400 rpm. The Arjun Mk II is equipped with epicyclic transmission with hydrodynamic torque converter, mechanical lock up clutch and hydrodynamic retarder with 4 forward and 2 reverse gears. The tank can run at maximum road speed of 58 km/h and 40 km/h in cross country with a maximum cruising range of 500 km. The advanced hydropneumatic suspension consists of each side of seven dual rubber-tyred roadwheels with the drive sprocket at the rear, idler at the front and track-return rollers. The upper-part of the suspension is protected by armour plates. To increase the cruising range of the tank, two diesel fuel drums are fitted at the rear of the hull. The Arjun Mk II can negotiate a gradient of 30% and vertical step of 910 mm. It can cross natural or man-made trenches 2,430 mm wide. The tank can cross a water obstacle of 1.4 m depth without preparation and 2.15 m with a kit.


Two diesel fuel drums are fitted at the rear of the hull.
Accessories

The Arjun Mk II is fitted with a computerized day/thermal fire control system and a new panoramic sighting system for the commander is mounted right side of the turret roof. The system includes a laser range finder and has hunter-killer capability. The gunner sight is fitted with an automatic target tracker which greatly enhances the speed and accurate target engagement capability of the tank. To increase the self-protection of the Arjun Mk-II, a laser warning and countermeasure system (ALWACS) developed in collaboration with the Israeli Company Elbit Systems is mounted on each side of the turret. The four ALWACS elements are mounted at each corner of the turret to provide 360-degree coverage. The system detects and classifies laser threats and fire smoke grenades from an independent rotary launcher. The front of the chassis equipped with a track width mine plough to give the vehicle the ability to rapidly force a passage through a mined obstacle by creating a cleared path for it tracks to follow. Standard equipment of the Arjun Mk II includes also a thermal night vision sight for the driver, and advanced land navigation system which provides Inertial and GPS based navigation, NBC protection system, fume extractor system, auxiliary power unit and integrated fire detection and suppression system. The Arjun Mk.2 is also fitted with auxiliary power unit which powers all systems when the main engine is turned off.



The front of the chassis is equipped with a track width mine plough.

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Looks pretty good.
 
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Why The Army's Arjun Tank May Be Its Best Bet Yet

For decades, the made-in-India Arjun tank was seen as an also-ran, a noble Indian effort but one that fell short of the Army's expectations. Yes, the Army would acquire the Arjun in limited numbers but by no means would it be a replacement for the Russian-built T-72 or T-90, the mainstay of the Army's armoured formations. The numbers tell the story - more than 1,200 T-90 tanks are in service with the Army presently. By the time the last T-90s roll in, India will end up operating more than 2000 of the tanks. By contrast, the Army employs only 124 Arjun tanks in just two of its 67 Armoured regiments.

Does that mean that the Arjun is a bad tank? It really depends who you ask. For years, cherry-picked data on the Arjun tank's faults seemed to highlight a series of seemingly insurmountable obstacles - the tank was too heavy, it wasn't reliable and it couldn't fire an anti-tank missile. This is all true, but was this reason enough to stifle the growth of the indigenously built tank?


Arjun tanks of the Army's 43 Armoured Regiment are a part of RAPID or Reorganised Army Plains Infantry Division.

To get a clear idea, I travelled to the Army's 43 Armoured Regiment in Jaisalmer armed with a few facts that the Army doesn't usually want to talk about. In 2010, in comparative trials between the Arjun and the T-90, not only did the Arjun hold its own, it was actually better in some respects than the Russian tank. In exercises lasting 96 hours, the Arjun and the T-90 faced off on 20 key operational parameters. Key among them were mobility, loading the tank with ammunition, tactical manoeuvres and the most significant of all, firing at the Army's Mahajan ranges in Rajasthan. The Arjun was found to be comparable to the T-90 in almost all respects and better in aspects of mobility - aided in no small measure by its German-made 1,400 horsepower engine which is significantly more powerful than the powerpack employed on the T-90.

The invitation to visit the Arjun tank formation was unexpected. For years, I had made requests to visit an Arjun regiment only to be denied permission by Army Headquarters, worried about a possible controversy if 'the true story' of the Arjun were to emerge. There were some valid reasons for this concern. For decades, the Army has successfully operated the T-72 tank and the T-90, now being acquired, is based on this tank. Acquisition of the Arjun would result in a logistics nightmare since it has an entirely different supply chain of components. What's more, the Arjun, for decades, was a tank seemingly always in the process of being developed. Tired of waiting for its development cycle to end, and worried about the depleting strength of its tank units, the Army pushed for the Russian tanks and eventually got them.


Two Army Armoured Regiments deploy the Arjun tank.

What many hadn't catered for was the day when the production version of the Arjun, the Arjun Mk 1 not only starting exhibiting qualities of a genuine world beater but also seemed to have overcome many of its key problem areas. For starters - its weight. At 58.5 tonnes, the Arjun is among the heaviest tanks in the world, difficult to transport by rail and difficult to operate in areas where existing bridges and culverts could not handle its bulk. But today, in 2018, most of these problems have been resolved - an indigenously built bridge-layer, the Sarvatra, has been designed, from its inception, with the Arjun tank in mind - and can handle the weight of the tank with ease. The Sarvatra has been trial evaluated by 2 Arjun regiments and is in the process of induction. The Railways have deployed a type of bogey called BFAT (Bogey Flat Arjun Type) designed to transport the tank to areas where it may need to be operationally deployed. What's more, despite its weight, the nominal ground pressure of the tank or kilos per square centimeter, is comparable with any modern tank.

Neither does the actual fighting ability of the Arjun Mk 1 fall short of tanks of its generation - A French built thermal imaging sight (which allows operations in pitch darkness) allows the detection of targets 5 kms away, recognition at 3 kms and identification 2 kilometres away.


Arjun tank commander's position with gunners position below.

Any enemy tank can be taken out at a range of 3 kilometres through the Arjun's 120 mm main gun, an entirely indigenous effort. The tank fires 2 kinds of shells - APFSDS (Armour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding Sabot) which can breach the armour of enemy tanks and HESH (High Explosive Squash Head) rounds meant to take on 'softer' targets including armoured personnel carriers or infantry bunkers. The accuracy of the system is such that 80 per cent of all targets are taken out with the first shell that is fired even when the tank is on the move - this compares favourably with any tank in the world. Key to ensuring this hit-rate is the Arjun suspension. An indigenous hydro-pneumatic unit, the suspension lets the Arjun glide over undulating cross-country terrain at 40 kilometres per hour while ensuring that the gun is stable enough to fire accurately.

What the Arjun Mk 1 lacks is an anti tank guided missile and new generation Explosive Reactive Armour, designed to defeat incoming missiles. It also lacks electronic countermeasures designed to spook enemy missiles once they have been launched.

But here too, there are solutions - there is a new Arjun tank, its called the Arjun Mark 2, and its better than the existing tank in just about every critical parameter. Unveiled a few years ago, the Arjun Mk 2 incorporates 70 changes demanded by the Army. Its laser warning control system detects a missile homing in on the Arjun and fires aerosol grenades to confuse the incoming missile's seeker head. The tank is fitted with new Explosive Reactive Armour that the Mark 1 lacks and features a remote control weapon system - an externally mounted gun designed to take on helicopters and drones. It also has a new integrated fire control system with an automatic target tracker, all systems which are designed to make the Arjun Mk 2's weapon system more accurate than its predecessor. Unfortunately, the Israeli made LAHAT missile meant to be fired through the tank's main gun failed its tests - it could not engage targets at ranges less than 1.2 kilometres with the precision that the Army required, a problem more to do with the operational philosophy of the missile in Israeli service. It turns out that the Israeli Army usually does not use anti-tank missiles at short ranges preferring to use the tank's primary weapon, its kinetic energy shells which are both faster and more lethal than anti-tank missiles in a close-range duel between tanks. India has since decided to built its own anti-tank missile.


The Arjun project had to overcome adverse commentary from groups more impressed by foreign wares.

There are interesting similarities between the Arjun project and the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft - both the Tejas and the Arjun have had protracted development phases - having to overcoming not just technical challenges in development but also adverse commentary from groups more impressed by foreign wares. Both have now emerged as very competent platforms at a time when Make in India is one of the government's flagship programmes.

Last month, in a clear signal that it had not lost hope in the Tejas, the government paved the way for the manufacture of 83 Tejas Mk-1A fighters in a deal likely to be worth close to Rs.60,000 crores. In September, the new Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited 43 Armoured Regiment to get a first hand look at the Arjun tank. A month later, she visited the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment in Chennai where the tank was developed - signals which some say are an indicator that the Arjun main battle tank's best days are yet to come.
 

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Last month, in a clear signal that it had not lost hope in the Tejas, the government paved the way for the manufacture of 83 Tejas Mk-1A fighters in a deal likely to be worth close to Rs.60,000 crores. In September, the new Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited 43 Armoured Regiment to get a first hand look at the Arjun tank. A month later, she visited the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment in Chennai where the tank was developed - signals which some say are an indicator that the Arjun main battle tank's best days are yet to come.
you beat me to it. but still -

@Abingdonboy @lcafanboy @Aashish @Ashwin
check this paragraph from Vishnu Som's article.
 

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Not really, she goes everywhere to get photo-ops. Yet to see anything concrete from her.
I lol'ed at that. Dont remember many other DMs requiring photo-ops with home built systems. she could have got Photo Op on AC or SU MKI or other high end but imported stuff.

on the other hand - you could be true - maybe its just hogwash.
 
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I lol'ed at that. Dont remember many other DMs requiring photo-ops with home built systems. she could have got Photo Op on AC or SU MKI or other high end but imported stuff.

on the other hand - you could be true - maybe its just hogwash.
She did every stunt in this short time. Today off to Vikramaditya.:cautious:
 
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Not really, she goes everywhere to get photo-ops. Yet to see anything concrete from her.

worse, they've been scuttling make in India programs and future projects that are in the public sector space. I think they will scrap arjun and bring in a new tank with which reliance/adani are JV partners.