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India to Acquire 400 more Russian T-90S Tanks

Monday 16 March 2020

MOSCOW (TASS) — The Indian Army made a decision for an additional purchase of 400 Russian T-90S battle tanks, which India is already manufacturing under a license, Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Monday.

T-90S Bhishma Tank
A T-90S Bhishma tank of the Indian ground forces.
Dmitry Fedyushko / TASS)

“Last year, we signed an additional license agreement to extend the previous license deal until 2028, for 400 more tanks”, Shugayev stated.

The T-90S Bhishma is the main battle tank for the Indian Army. According to the Military Balance 2019 handbook published by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), over 1,025 T-90S tanks are operational in the Indian Army at present.

The T-90S is the export version of the T-90 main battle tank. It features powerful armament, a modern fire control system, reliable armour protection and high manoeuvrability. The T-90S is designated to fight tanks, self-propelled guns and other armoured targets any time of day or night in various climatic conditions.


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