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".