Zorawar: Light tank for Indian army

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Hazira, Gujarat: ⁠DRDO tank lab director Rajesh Kumar says, "Generally there are three different types of tanks. There are three categories depending on the weight. The heavy tanks, the medium tanks and the light tanks. Each one has its role. One is for protection, one is for offence and these light tanks play a mixed role for both. So if you see a light tank, many players in the world are making light tanks. There are the Western tanks, the Russian tanks, Chinese tanks...what is unique about this tank is the weight as well as the combination of the fundamental parameters of a tank, which is the fire, power, mobility and protection. All three are optimized in such a way that the weight is also maintained. At the same time, you are getting all the parameters. So that is where we stand...."


 
Real threat is FPV Drones in future.
Tank battles are not fought as the one turning out in Ukraine.

An armoured push occurs within combined arms strategy. Mobile VSHORADS are a concept tested in US led push into Iraq in 90s and work well if implemented.

The frontal arc protection on the other hand is something which cannot be compensated by any other way.
 
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I hope it gets derailed. PT76s will shoot these down. Heck BMP2s will shoot these down.

A tank is an IFV if it's frontal arc protection is not good enough for it to lead an armoured thrust.

As of now this light tank is a glorified IFV.
Role here is to support Infantry not go on 1 on 1 Tank Battle with heavy MBT + additional protection can be provided by reactive Armour & no way this thing Weigh just 25 Tonne......this light tank dimension are quite huge for a light tank.
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Tank battles are not fought as the one turning out in Ukraine.

An armoured push occurs within combined arms strategy. Mobile VSHORADS are a concept tested in US led push into Iraq in 90s and work well if implemented.

The frontal arc protection on the other hand is something which cannot be compensated by any other way.
If you look in to the last 35 years of war, you will see that tanks always destroyed in huge numbers against. The era of tank warfare is over, the cheap air to surface ammunition , surface to surface ammunition & now the cheap drones are doing havoc over modern battle tanks.
 
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If you look in to the last 35 years of war, you will see that tanks always destroyed in huge numbers against. The era of tank warfare is over, the cheap air to surface ammunition , surface to surface ammunition & now the cheap drones are doing havoc over modern battle tanks.

Cheap drones sadly aren't the answer to a combined arms brigade even today.

A good trained formation with heavy tanks, IFVs, Engineering Vehicles, Mobile VSHORADS, attack helicopters and CASEVAC systems in place still beats everything. And this is proven from all the wars since 1945 till today.

The failure of deploying such a formation is what leads to losses.

If Israel followed conventional norms, they would have demolished whole of Gaza within 72 hours.

The moment you break up the formation, that is the moment the war becomes attritional.
 
Tank battles are not fought as the one turning out in Ukraine.

An armoured push occurs within combined arms strategy. Mobile VSHORADS are a concept tested in US led push into Iraq in 90s and work well if implemented.

The frontal arc protection on the other hand is something which cannot be compensated by any other way.


I would just say one thing.

If it's purpose is to fight Type 15 tanks, it's a failed attempt. We are better off with BMP2s.

If it's meant for supporting infantry, then it's a good enough attempt.
 
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I would guess to be around 32-34 tons with full load up. Its a proto at present, no doubt weight reduction effort will follow later which is habitual of CVRDE. But it can do some job.
Ofcourse I agree with the weight figure, every modern European IFV capable of holding off 20mm AP round weighs more than 35tons.

The efforts should not be on reducing the weight. But on making it survivable.

A 45 ton modern tank with atleast T72 type protection is better than a 25 ton tank everyday from Earth to Moon.

If this concept was anything near a success, we wouldn't be seeing 30-35 ton light tanks of US, China, Turkey -Indonesia
 
Ofcourse I agree with the weight figure, every modern European IFV capable of holding off 20mm AP round weighs more than 35tons.

The efforts should not be on reducing the weight. But on making it survivable.

A 45 ton modern tank with atleast T72 type protection is better than a 25 ton tank everyday from Earth to Moon.

If this concept was anything near a success, we wouldn't be seeing 30-35 ton light tanks of US, China, Turkey -Indonesia
No light tank on earth can weight 25 tons, blue label generals are too dumb to understand this, I bet they will drag this tank for years due to weight issue.

At last they will have no choice after realisation.