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PREMIUM: Indian Army leans heavily towards light tanks

28th April 2021 - 06:24 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Indian Army is seeking a new light tank of about the weight of Hanwha Defense’s K21-105 for operations in mountainous areas. (Gordon Arthur)

India's weight specifications for a new light tank for mountainous operations narrows the field considerably.

The Indian MoD has made some noticeable progress in its on-again, off-again search for a new tracked light tank – it issued an RfI on 22 April for armoured vehicles weighing less than 25t.

Of course, the issuing of an RfI often bears no tangible fruit in the Indian procurement process ...

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