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Indian Army considers light tanks…again

19th August 2020 - 03:36 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Ongoing tensions in the Ladakh sector of the border between India and China have spurred the Indian Army to revisit a requirement for a light tank suitable for operations along the mountainous Line of Actual Control (LAC).

The MoD is fast-tracking an urgent acquisition that would allow tanks to be deployed in mountainous and jungle areas.

In some ways, India has been alarmed by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) fielding Norinco’s ZTQ-15 light tank, weighing about 35t and armed with a 105mm gun, in the Tibet Military Region.

In the Ladakh area, India normally has only three T-72 tank regiments

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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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