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India’s FRCV looks far into the future

6th June 2021 - 23:11 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


India is looking to replace its current T-72 tank fleet with the nascent FRCV. (Gordon Arthur)

The Indian Army relaunches the tortuous pursuit of replacement of its existing fleet of T-72 tanks.

In a move to replace the Indian Army’s existing tank fleet, the MoD has released a 13-page RfI to foreign OEMs for 1,770 new-generation main battle tanks  – called the Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV) – under the Strategic Partnership model.

The medium-weight FRCV is to replace some 2,000 ...

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