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India wants its BMP-2s to fight at night

8th September 2020 - 22:06 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Indian Army released an RfI on 4 September to upgrade the armament sights of hundreds of BMP-2 IFVs and BMP-2K command variants, so as to overcome their inability to fight at night. 

This RfI was no doubt rushed through given the rise in tensions along the border with China.

Unusually, the RfI – a type of document that is normally written in staid and unexcited tones – noted that ‘the belligerence of our adversaries on the borders necessitate that our capabilities are adequately built up to match the threat’.

It is unfortunate that India’s messy procurement procedures often need

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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