Media: Indian Ministry of Defense approved the purchase of Russian T-90
Indian defense ministry defense procurement commission approves 464 purchase in russia tanks T-90, transmits RIA News message of the Times of India newspaper.
The estimated cost of the contract is about 2-s billion dollars, the newspaper said, citing a source in the military.
The source said that we are talking about tanks T-90MS. Some of them are planned to be collected in India.
The newspaper explains that “the approval of the defense procurement commission is a necessary stage of the state order, which does not guarantee the conclusion of a deal, but allows to start substantive negotiations with a potential supplier.”
The commission also approved other transactions, incl. purchase of 83 Indian-made Tejas Mark-1A fighters (about $8 billion), 598 drones and 15 light helicopters (all Indian-made).
The total amount of transactions is about $ 12 billion.
RIA NEWS. RAMIL SITDIKOV
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