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Army of India ordered one and a half hundred Saratov BMP (BMP-2)

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The Indian army expects to receive in the near future one and a half hundred infantry fighting vehicles. According to the armyrecognition.com portal, the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) of India approved the allocation of 9,2 billion rupees ($ 150 million) for the purchase of Sarath BMPs.


Army of India ordered one and a half hundred Saratov BMP (BMP-2)


The Sarath machine (a licensed copy of the Soviet BMP-2) is produced at the Indian enterprise Ordnance Factory Board. At present, the armed forces of India have around 980 Sarath in the modified BMP (BMP-2) and 125 command posts based on this machine (BPM-2K).

In the Ministry of Defense of India indicate that the new purchase is a continuation of the modernization program available in service with the Sarath vehicles. In total, 149 units will be procured in combat and command modifications. In the future, the volume of purchases may be increased, as the army assesses its needs for Sarath 362 machines.

Sarath Indian BMPs will get new 380 engines. with. (instead of 285-strong propulsion systems), guided third-generation anti-tank missiles, new fire control systems and panoramic sights (including night vision), reports "Warspot".
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  1. APASUS
    APASUS 21 February 2018 18: 32
    +4
    India is mired in constant scandals with tenders for the rearmament of the country. Have you decided to buy nothing new right now?
    1. Simon
      Simon 21 February 2018 18: 37
      +4
      Most importantly, let them buy from us, and not somewhere else! wink
      1. seos
        seos 21 February 2018 18: 45
        +6
        It is said that they buy from themselves ..
        1. Simon
          Simon 21 February 2018 18: 47
          +2
          Time will tell who is best to buy from!
    2. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 21 February 2018 18: 52
      +4
      Quote: APASUS
      So why did you immediately decide not to buy anything new?

      On BMP-2 already learned not to squint? wink
      1. san4es
        san4es 21 February 2018 18: 59
        +7
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        ... By BMP-2 have already learned not to squint? wink

        ... Aha. Instead of driving minibuses bully
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 21 February 2018 19: 01
          +4
          Sanya, and travel in such a minibus does not know how much pulls in their rupees ??? wassat
        2. Laughtermaster
          Laughtermaster 23 February 2018 18: 23
          +1
          ... Aha. Instead of driving minibuses

          on an oncoming drive is the best option. laughing
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 21 February 2018 19: 02
        +2
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        On BMP-2 already learned not to squint?

        The most paradoxical thing is that the Indians themselves recognize their quality problems and still buy from themselves. But what is most striking is that the conversation about improving the quality of the local assembly does not even go on.
        Of course, on the other hand, they can be understood, they have so many people that you can not worry and send them into battle on elephants ............................ .....
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 21 February 2018 19: 04
          +2
          Quote: APASUS
          Of course, on the other hand, they can be understood, they have so many people that you can not worry and send into battle on elephants ...

          Well, this does not mean that they will stamp their BMP-2 in the number of riders. But in general, maybe they will look at their "friend" China? yes
        2. Kent0001
          Kent0001 21 February 2018 19: 40
          +1
          ... so it’s a pity for elephants.
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 21 February 2018 19: 04
    +2
    Army of India ordered one and a half hundred Saratov BMP (BMP-2)

    They always delight. There is no better definition of picking.
    Having huge problems in foreign policy, in the technical staffing of the Armed Forces, in the selection of allies, in the development of the military-industrial complex, they stubbornly rivet the "army of samples." In their head, a simple thought cannot fit in any way: the selection and implementation of the best weapons from different manufacturers (in the sense of countries, read schools) in their aircraft will lead to the collapse of the Indian aircraft.
    It is the contradiction of schools that will lead to a logical ending. Absolutely opposite requirements for WEAPONS. If our Kalash should work from -50 to +50, and for India in the Himalayas this is fundamental, then ..... let anyone else take the risk.
    100 BMP is not funny, it's sad that after 50 years of stomping in place, they are standing there. Penguins?
    1. seos
      seos 21 February 2018 21: 35
      +2
      It’s not clear what you mean .... they are buying up technologies and adopting technological solutions, localizing production ... they don’t have their own school for building armored vehicles ... everything is bad with science and education ... they are trying to master other people's technologies .. ... and in principle they succeed ... KR Bramos, the Tajes fighter, Ajun tank - there are some results ...
      The other way is harder and longer ... building education and science from scratch and developing ... is not an option for them, because they don’t have enough time ...
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 23 February 2018 07: 57
        0
        You are mistaken if you think that hundreds of samples from different manufacturers, hundreds of licenses, and the exploitation of technology for years in local conditions will allow you to create a national military-industrial complex. Rave.
        1. The military-industrial complex of the USSR and the 3 Reichs were created in 10 years.
        Until 1929, the USSR lacked the production and technological base of tank building, practically did not develop the technology for the production of high-quality armor, tank engines, and did not conduct the training of qualified personnel of workers and specialists.
        For 10 years they have gone "ahead of the rest."
        2. How old is India for crushing water? They will remain 100 at the level of samples, without creating anything. NO will and decision.
        3.
        PJ-10 "BrahMos" (PJ-10 "BrahMos") - supersonic anti-ship missile, developed jointly by JSC "MIC" NPO Mashinostroeniya "and the Organization of Defense Research and Development (DRDO) of the Ministry of Defense of India.

        Don't you think you beat the drum too loud? I suspect that the presence of a certain number of Indian ideas in the rocket is too exaggerated.
        1. seos
          seos 23 February 2018 11: 16
          0
          The military-industrial complex of the USSR and the 3 Reichs were created in 10 years.

          By purchase and studying foreign samples, before that, a system of education and selection of qualified personnel was created ...
          On the basis of other people's technical solutions, they are trying to implement their own projects ... so far they have no success in this direction, BUT in the field of strengthening defense capabilities and increasing the technological level, the successes are huge, maybe they have not yet embarked on the next stage - the creation of their own design school ..
          They produce Bramos at home and compare Bramos with any world anti-ship missile (except for Russian) they are now in the world leaders (2nd place in the world) ...
          We need money to stay in the lead, and they need technologies that no one else sells to them ... and they pump these technologies out. After some time, they will have nothing to pump out and it will be necessary to master the technology ...
          Don't you think you beat the drum too loud? I suspect that the presence of a certain number of Indian ideas in the rocket is too exaggerated.

          There is not a single THEM technology ....

          They are going in the right direction, of course there are misfires due to the human factor and corruption - as in the tender for Rafale light fighters ... they failed negotiations and bought only useless trash without technology .... but naturally these fighters were prepared to extract technological solutions ...

          At the moment, India has collected all the data on the Russian School of Design and now they need alternative technological solutions ... so they will not buy, or will limit the purchase of our equipment ...
          1. Mavrikiy
            Mavrikiy 23 February 2018 14: 07
            0
            they have no success so far in this direction, BUT ............. the success is huge,

            My congratulations.
  3. Proton
    Proton 21 February 2018 19: 37
    0
    But I didn’t understand, our BMP, but where are the royalties for this sarakhkh-masraksh? angry laughing otherwise the turbans are used to due to us litter
  4. captain
    captain 21 February 2018 19: 55
    +1
    We will tear all, we will defeat all, we are the smartest and most intelligent. We all know how and we all have. We will throw all the hats and teach us how to live. We have all the best, the most practical and the most modern. We are the only country where there is no corruption, there is no interethnic friction, and there is no interfaith showdown. Everyone should learn from us how to live.
  5. Maz
    Maz 21 February 2018 21: 00
    +2
    The two have shown themselves in Afghanistan. Let them take it. Good machine. Reliable and pounding soundly. She would have more ammunition and a grenade launcher on the roof
  6. Valery Saitov
    Valery Saitov 1 March 2018 10: 05
    0
    ... Sarath machine (licensed copy of the Soviet BMP-2))))
    The finger was once bitten off ...