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India reiterates its intention to replace T-72 tanks with "tanks of the future" FRCV


India has reiterated its plans to upgrade its fleet of armored vehicles. In the Indian edition of The Print, citing representatives of the high military command, it is reported that the Ministry of Defense is planning to purchase 1770 "tanks of the future. "

The material noted that they intend to carry out the purchase until 2030. And the subject of the purchase is a promising FRCV armored vehicle, which, by and large, is a modular platform. One of its variants in India is going to be turned into the main battle tank of the Indian army.

It is important to note that readiness to purchase 1770 FRCV in India is being said for which year. The first relevant statements were made back in 2015. In 2017, some details began to appear in the media, which indicated "the readiness to replace the T-72 tanks in the Indian armed forces with FRCVs."

"Tanks of the future," as the Indian Defense Ministry calls them, are planned to be purchased from manufacturers "along with technology transfer, logistics, and an engineering support package." The very mention of technology transfer raised questions in the Indian expert community. One of them concerns whether this means that FRCVs may be foreign-made armored vehicles?

The Ministry of Defense has not yet answered this question.

At the same time, the terms of selection of potential suppliers-manufacturers of such equipment are indicated. The final decision is planned to be made by mid-September this year.

Earlier, India announced its intention to purchase 350 light tanks, "which could be effectively used in mountainous areas, including Ladakh." Moreover, the T-72 and T-90 tanks, which the command placed in this region, were called "not quite suitable", although earlier in New Delhi they stated that they have undeniable advantages over the Chinese "mountain" Type 15 - and in terms of firepower, and security.

The pricing parameters of the proposed contract "to replace the T-72" in India have not yet been reported.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 2 June 2021 06: 58
    To buy / build 1770 tanks in nine years? And this is with the traditional Indian "dancing with a tambourine"?
    Hard to believe ...
    1. Civil
      Civil 2 June 2021 07: 04
      And now me and my 70 elephants will dance and sing about the tank of the future. Indian corruption has its own traditions ...
    2. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 2 June 2021 07: 35
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      To buy / build 1770 tanks in nine years? And this is with the traditional Indian "dancing with a tambourine"?
      Weakly Believable

      A gypsy camp for one and a half billion singing and dancing ... psychology does not change ...
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 2 June 2021 07: 01
    At least they themselves know what they exactly need, or do they understand that something is possible, they need, but they don’t know what exactly? Or, extra pockets of money are crushing, they are ready to buy something expensive, but cheaper, light, but with heavy weapons, and good protection, and most importantly, urgently until 2030. .. belay belay
    1. isv000
      isv000 3 June 2021 10: 26
      Nothing is new under the moon: the main thing is to master the budget, and there, according to the situation, either the tanks will change or the landscape will change ... what
  3. mark1
    mark1 2 June 2021 07: 02
    Well it is necessary, it is necessary - good luck. But how one platform can be main and light tanks (full-fledged) I would like details.
  4. KCA
    KCA 2 June 2021 07: 02
    And then they will drive their FRCV into the mountains and it turns out that he is not a walker there and it is necessary to buy tanks in Russia again
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 2 June 2021 08: 07
      In general, tanks in the mountains have nothing to do, as well as war elephants. But the dragoon-type cavalry can be very effective. The horse will pass where no equipment will pass, the mobility of the cavalry is much higher than that of the infantry, and even light cannons can be carried in packs.
      1. KCA
        KCA 2 June 2021 08: 20
        Mountains, as it were, are not always rocks and peaks, and at an altitude of 3000+ meters there are plains and settlements, as well as highways
        1. paul3390
          paul3390 2 June 2021 15: 33
          There is something, but if you drop a couple of half-ton bombs on such a road - and there is no more road. Absolutely. And you will go around shish. Mountains, sir ...
          1. KCA
            KCA 2 June 2021 15: 56
            Well, this is during active hostilities with the use of all forces and means, after the separation, India and Pakistan have already clashed many times, but somehow, not very much, so they really need tanks on the border, even if there is a road of blessings, which is not a fact when using simple high-explosive bombs, and not concrete-piercing bombs weighing 3 tons, granite, after all, or even basalt, in general, rock is not asphalt or concrete on a gravel substrate on sand
            1. paul3390
              paul3390 2 June 2021 16: 00
              And what about tunnels, bridges, landslides, avalanches, etc.? In general - in case of a more or less decent conflict IMHO - there won't be any roads there in a couple of days .. On both sides .. They will be ironed - Mom, don't worry. And in general - as for me, the mountains are a very strange place for sorting out relations between army groups ..
              1. KCA
                KCA 2 June 2021 16: 24
                So they have a border in the mountains and with packs and with the Chinese, there will be some recoilless cannons on the Malawat donkeys, the CD is just about nothing, aviation also does not fly, only ground collisions, and there is a piano in the bushes, i.e. somewhere behind the dung house there is a T-72, which can be a very strong argument
      2. CastroRuiz
        CastroRuiz 3 June 2021 14: 37
        Correctly. With dense chains of infantry, in a bayonet attack, he will break through the front and enter the horse into the breach. :)
  5. Prisoner
    Prisoner 2 June 2021 07: 08
    They all danced in cooperation with someone and for quite some time. It seems that the United States, Israel and they themselves have decided. It seems that this is a tank, or rather a BM, not that of the future, but of the oh-oh-oh-very distant future, with very vague performance characteristics.
  6. TerraSandera
    TerraSandera 2 June 2021 07: 14
    Take an abrashka or merkava, you won't be mistaken, here half of the VO will tell you that you cannot find kosher options.
    1. Graz
      Graz 2 June 2021 10: 10
      no one will give them the latest technology, neither Jews nor Americans
  7. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 2 June 2021 07: 27
    That is, the vehicle is not yet available, but by the thirtieth year it will be replaced by 1700 tanks of those that are now. What is it like?
    If they put their eyes on the armature, they may not be in time. Production has not yet begun. If it’s their car, it’s even less likely.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 2 June 2021 08: 05
      They have warm ties with Koreans.

      Well, or they will fit in for the loser of the American tender.

      There are no options. Turkey works with China and Pakistan = no longer. Russia has only Sprut-SD, which is squeezed for parachute landing (which the Indians do not need), and will be hit by sanctions. Even the Poles cannot give birth to a Polish light tank for themselves. Swedish seems to be promising, but how much money should be poured into a stalled prototype?
      1. Herman 4223
        Herman 4223 2 June 2021 09: 54
        So these are all light cars. They need a new main tank. At least that's how I understood it.
  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 2 June 2021 08: 03
    Yes, in the Russian Federation it is difficult to do ...
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 2 June 2021 08: 44
      Yes, you can probably play "Sprut-SD". If the turkeys do not need an airborne landing, you can strengthen the armor, sprinkle a PKVT or even a combat module with a 30mm autocannon on top. In general, a lot of things can be crammed into the mass with which a light tank differs from an airborne tank.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 2 June 2021 18: 39
        To begin with, you can transfer from the BMD trolley to the BPM3
  9. Marachuh
    Marachuh 2 June 2021 08: 31
    Buy tanks of the future ... Where? Local Arjun has been sawing to no avail for a decade ?! Europe and the United States have no tanks of their own. There are no special options - Armata. But I doubt that ours will want to share technology. Ideal for Indians - T90ms. It will be enough for the eyes for the near future. If we have money, ours and KAZ will put on it.
  10. prior
    prior 2 June 2021 09: 32
    These Indians are strange.
    They have nothing to bury the dead from covid, ordinary oxygen is not enough, but they are talking about the tanks of the future ...
    A vivid example of what happens to the wishlist of large military leaders, if they are not "grounded" from time to time.
  11. Graz
    Graz 2 June 2021 10: 06
    indians are big talkers
  12. Pavel57
    Pavel57 2 June 2021 11: 21
    A? FRCV yainaboert d optidohorp atamra
    1. Grits
      Grits 2 June 2021 13: 44
      Quote: Pavel57
      A? FRCV yainaboert d optidohorp atamra

      Have you already switched to stronger ones? Right. It's time.
  13. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 2 June 2021 12: 22
    If they are going to replace the T-72 with the "tank of the future", then it becomes clear that the T-72 will serve them for another 150-200 years.
  14. Pavel57
    Pavel57 2 June 2021 14: 06
    Quote: Gritsa
    Have you already switched to stronger ones? Right. It's time.

    The forum engine has been malfunctioning for a long time, administrators do not itch.

    And he wrote - Armata is being held under the requirements of the new platform of the Indians?
  15. otto9966
    otto9966 3 June 2021 08: 19
    Leave them alone) Let them buy them .... They have a main, potential theater of operations in the Thar desert. All these paint things won't work there. Let them push around, get hurt. Then they themselves will run to return and upgrade the T - 72 ...
  16. CastroRuiz
    CastroRuiz 3 June 2021 14: 33
    Nobody in the world is selling you the technology of a new generation of tanks.
  17. Joker62
    Joker62 3 June 2021 17: 16
    Endlessly dancing with a tambourine .... today one thing, tomorrow they will say another ... nothing changes .... dancers, why take something from them ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????