New Delhi: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi devoted the Predominant Battle Tank Arjun MK-1A to the nation, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday is all set to clear the acquisition of those tanks price over Rs 6,000 crore by the Military.
The Defence Ministry had not too long ago cleared the induction of 118 Arjun MK-1A tanks into the Indian Military.
“The Defence Ministry will think about the proposal within the Defence Acquisition Council assembly to be held in presence of the Chief of Defence Employees Common Bipin Rawat and Military chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane,” defence sources instructed ANI.
The tank has been totally designed and developed by the DRDO in shut coordination with the Indian Military. 118 tanks can 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 118 Arjun tanks would additionally type two regiments within the Armoured Corps of the Indian Military like the primary 124 tanks.
Officers mentioned the Military has decreased the variety of tanks required for the formation of a tank regiment and that’s the reason the current order has six lesser tanks than the earlier order for 2 regiments.
The DRDO has been creating the Arjun MK-1A for fairly a while now and the undertaking was hastened by each Chief of Defence Employees Gen Bipin Rawat and DRDO chief Dr G Satheesh Reddy to extend the extent of indigenous weapon methods within the armed forces.
The Arjun has been designed by the DRDO’s Fight Autos Analysis and Growth Institution (CVRDE) primarily based out of Chennai.