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"This technique will cope with the harsh winter": Indian press on Soviet and Russian tanks and infantry fighting vehicles


The border conflict with China, which has been going on for almost five months, is forcing the Indian army to transfer equipment to a "hot spot" in eastern Ladakh that can withstand the approaching severe winter and work effectively at altitudes of over 4 meters.

To counter the deployment of PLA armored columns, the Indian army is ready to oppose the Chinese army with MBT T-90 and T-72 along with BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, which can operate at temperatures down to minus 40 ° C

- notes the edition of The Economic Times.

As it explains, the eastern part of Ladakh has the most severe winters, with temperatures usually dropping to minus 35 ° C, combined with strong frosty winds. According to the Indian military, they are ready to face the winter fully armed. They received sufficient quantities of high-calorie food, fuel, fuel and lubricants, spare parts, special winter clothing and tents, and heating appliances. Leisure soldiers will brighten up a TV set with a set-top box.

To ensure the readiness of the crew and equipment, appropriate conditions have been created for both man and machine.

- explained Major General Arvind Kapoor.

Armored vehicles are deployed near the disputed border and must arrive in the area of ​​potential conflict within a few minutes. In the event of an aggravation of the situation, Soviet and Russian models of machines must once again demonstrate the ability to work effectively in the most unfavorable conditions, coping with the harsh winter of the highlands.

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  1. hrych
    hrych 28 September 2020 05: 10 New
    Who would doubt the Russian technology in winter conditions. The Indians must also be provided with "People's Commissars".
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 28 September 2020 05: 48 New
      Quote: hrych
      Who would doubt the Russian technique in winter conditions.

      The tank will survive. The main thing is that the Indian tank crews can withstand the harsh Indian winter. And they did not make fires in the tank.
      1. hrych
        hrych 28 September 2020 05: 53 New
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        did not make fires in the tank

        then the Commissar not to give laughing
      2. sedoj
        sedoj 28 September 2020 20: 07 New
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        The main thing is that the Indian tank crews can withstand the harsh Indian winter.

        The main thing is that the summer solarium is not supplied.
  2. demo
    demo 28 September 2020 15: 21 New
    Tank camouflage is clearly not for snow-covered mountain passes.
    Dirtiest, devils, pure mountain nature.
    It would be better to continue to sort things out with the help of drins and mallets.