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Indian army begins testing Arjun MK-II tank

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Indian Army begins operational tests of a fully assembled, modernized main battlefield tank (MBT) Arjun Mark II at the Pokharan Fire Test Range in Rajasthan, India.


The Indian Local Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), along with the Combat Research and Development Organization (CVRDE), developed the tank and brought it to the testing phase in the last two years. At the factory tests, technology was tested, introduced at different times, to meet the needs of the army.

An unnamed official at DRDO said, as reported by Indian news agencies, that for the first time, all modifications of the tank, including those using 16 core technologies, will be tested at the same time.

The upgraded version of the Arjun I MBT, the Arjun Mark II tank, has the ability to fire a rocket with an increased range, a panoramic sight with night vision, dynamic protection and advanced anti-aircraft guns to destroy helicopters.

Other functional changes include an improved auxiliary power unit, an improved main gun, an on-site navigation system, a commander's panoramic sight with eye-safe laser range finder, a digital on-board computer, a new on-board gear, tracks and driving wheels, as well as a smoke grenade launch system. to bring down the laser guidance of the enemy.

Commenting on the tank, an unnamed officer of the Ministry of Defense said: "We are pleased with the final product and its results, making it one of the most powerful battle tanks for the army with an unmatched ability to automatically detect and destroy targets, as well as offering maximum crew protection."

DRDO expects the army to place a contract for approximately 500 Arjun MK-II, which will make the tank economically viable, viable and provide the possibility of its continuous production and delivery.

A DRDO spokesman said the army had requested an advanced Arjun tank equipped with the specified features and capabilities, but the order must be increased by at least 500 units to make it viable for industry and users.

"If the army is satisfied, the order for 500 units should be placed in one breath, as this will save time for various formalities and procedures for updating the order," the official added.

Operational tests are planned to continue over the next few days.
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  1. Kars
    Kars 22 August 2013 11: 03
    12
    dynamic protection and advanced anti-aircraft guns for hitting helicopters

    Something is not observed in the photo.
    1. svp67
      svp67 22 August 2013 11: 08
      +4
      Quote: Kars
      dynamic protection and advanced anti-aircraft guns for hitting helicopters

      Something is not observed in the photo.
      We’ll wait for the photos from the tests ... But in general, it’s NOT BEAUTIFUL, but not a beautiful technique, and it’s not so hot ...
      1. Kars
        Kars 22 August 2013 11: 13
        +7
        Quote: svp67
        We’ll wait for the photos from the tests ... In general, it’s NOT BEAUTIFUL, but not a beautiful technique, and it’s not so hot ..

        I doubt that something will come up. It will be interesting, though.

        As for the beautiful - I do not share this point of view. And the appearance of the old old Leo2
        1. svp67
          svp67 22 August 2013 11: 30
          +7
          Nevertheless, L2, even in the first versions looks better, Arjun lacks a touch
          1. Kars
            Kars 22 August 2013 11: 39
            +4
            Quote: svp67
            Arjun is missing a stroke

            Yes, I don’t distinguish them with 300 if it’s honest. Yes, Leo 2 before 5 I don’t like modifications at all, brick with brick. As soon as A6 appeared, I immediately changed it.
            1. svp67
              svp67 23 August 2013 18: 57
              0
              Quote: Kars
              Quote: svp67
              Arjun is missing a stroke

              Yes, with 300 meters, I can’t distinguish them if it’s honest.
              According to the form of VLD, Arjun has a straightened one, and L2 has a broken one ...
          2. Vadivak
            Vadivak 22 August 2013 11: 41
            16
            Quote: svp67
            Arjun is missing a stroke


            There is no charisma, there is no experience in tank building, although they claim to be the homeland of tanks, and is there an IFV
            1. svp67
              svp67 23 August 2013 18: 58
              0
              Quote: Vadivak
              There is no charisma, there is no experience in tank building, although they claim to be the homeland of tanks, and is there an IFV

              And why not pretend if you started with this
          3. Aryan
            Aryan 22 August 2013 11: 50
            11
            it is angular so that enemies knock on corners and so that later it hurts laughing
          4. bask
            bask 22 August 2013 12: 34
            +3
            Quote: svp67
            her L2, even in the first versions looks better, Arjun lacks some kind of touch

            Everything is fine, even the driver on the MBT ,, Leo .. ,, is located in the control department on the right. As if specially in the 70s, the Germans were preparing to transmit to India in the 21st century. Only the difference between the two products is 30 years old.
            1. Val_y
              Val_y 22 August 2013 13: 12
              +6
              They still do not have their own development (this one was licked off from Leo2), as well as the Koreans (from the Abrams), and the ranks finally licked absolutely everything from everyone's tin. And there are not so many schools of tank building and there is definitely no Indian school there. This tank was "supposedly developed" for years .... tsat, from the end of the 50s, but in fact it was simply translated from German to Indian, laughing technical documentation. And finally, the "Evrika" is such a smart tank, they don't want their brt sho, I am silent against exports, Here and so.
              1. svp67
                svp67 22 August 2013 18: 46
                +2
                Quote: Val_Y
                So they do not have their own development (this was licked with Leo2)
                So the same designers that created L2 helped the Indians create Arjun too ... that's just weird why it DOESN'T EXIT. Experience is not a German. Our specialists, as it were quick.
          5. Fofan
            Fofan 22 August 2013 20: 17
            +3
            Quote: svp67
            Nevertheless, L2, even in the first versions looks better, Arjun lacks a touch

            cross on the tower? laughing
          6. Geisenberg
            Geisenberg 22 August 2013 23: 22
            0
            Quote: svp67
            Nevertheless, L2, even in the first versions looks better, Arjun lacks a touch


            He lacks the spark of God. The tank looks like a product made on the principle "I do because I can"
          7. svp67
            svp67 24 August 2013 01: 09
            +1
            ___________________________
            1. studentmati
              studentmati 24 August 2013 01: 12
              0
              Handsomely!!! good I hope without installation?
              1. studentmati
                studentmati 24 August 2013 01: 38
                0
                One gets the impression that the golem installation ...
        2. Vadivak
          Vadivak 22 August 2013 11: 35
          13
          Quote: Kars
          .A appearance of the old old Leo2.


          Definitely and painted it in the early 80's with Leo-2. Since then, and develop. And they will do another 40 years, and then it will become painfully painful and insulting for the years that they have lived aimlessly and they will buy something from someone, but not Unas, since in their opinion this fighting elephant is much better than the T-90.
          They carried out computer simulations in a head-on battle, and there the battalion of Russian obsolete T-90S tanks was completely destroyed, note the Arjun Mk.1 as a battalion of Indian tanks.

          I also think where to our tanks to such a handsome man?
          1. Apologet.Ru
            Apologet.Ru 22 August 2013 11: 48
            28
            hi
            Something reminiscent of our demobilization of sewing-cocks troops
            1. soaring
              soaring 22 August 2013 12: 18
              14
              This is a dance of Kirkorov ?????? belay
              1. S-200
                S-200 22 August 2013 14: 29
                +5
                Quote: soaring
                This is a dance of Kirkorov ??????

                if only not for Moses and Zverev
                wassat
                bad at boys with a sense of proportion ... Asians! request
            2. Vadivak
              Vadivak 22 August 2013 14: 22
              +8
              Quote: Apologet.Ru
              Something reminiscent of our demobilization of sewing-cocks troops


              Well, ours are perverted out of their own witlessness, and the Indian army is a state-based process
            3. APASUS
              APASUS 22 August 2013 19: 52
              +2
              Quote: Apologet.Ru
              Something reminiscent of our demobilization of sewing-cocks troops

              Did he fall into white paint?
            4. a52333
              a52333 24 August 2013 07: 39
              0
              Who posted the photo? Do you understand what you have done? Yudashkin hanged himself, Zverev went to serve! Dana Borisova was about to change sex in the army. everyone wants to vilify the beauty. Amer - in the army we take only citizens of the Russian Federation!
          2. ElektriK123
            ElektriK123 22 August 2013 11: 59
            +4
            And somewhere I heard that the simulation by OUR tanks hit Leo-2 abrams, etc., etc.
          3. a52333
            a52333 22 August 2013 14: 00
            +6
            Interestingly, do these "handsome men" have a dog on the dashboard? Well ... that nods her head. like ... Indian tanks are the best in the world. Doggy - yes, yes, yes. And also a stinky "* ex" -our work! Something, in light of recent events, I do not believe that these (with a non-standard location of the hands) are capable of anything worthwhile. wink
        3. 53-Sciborskiy
          53-Sciborskiy 22 August 2013 11: 43
          +4
          The first tests of the Arjun tank were carried out in 1988, during which problems were found in the operation of the transmission and engine. In 1996, the military complained about the low accuracy of the tank and the inoperability of the fire extinguishing system at an ambient temperature above 42 degrees Celsius. These and many other problems were identified in tests in 2005-2008. It turned out that the tank is practically unable to operate at night due to strong interference in thermal imaging systems.
      2. Warrawar
        Warrawar 22 August 2013 11: 30
        +2
        Quote: svp67
        We’ll wait for the photos from the tests ... But in general, it’s NOT BEAUTIFUL, but not a beautiful technique, and it’s not so hot ...

        Outwardly, it looks like a German Leopard, in the first versions of the 1970s.
        1. svp67
          svp67 23 August 2013 10: 11
          0
          Quote: Warrawar
          Outwardly, it looks like a German Leopard, in the first versions of the 1970s.

          Only the "nose" of a straightened shape, in contrast to the "broken" in the Leopard
      3. ElektriK123
        ElektriK123 22 August 2013 11: 56
        +5
        The most beautiful tank is the Carthaginian armored elephant.
      4. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 23 August 2013 04: 55
        +1
        exactly ... not beautiful ... it looks like the platform was "pulled" from our T-64, and the tower from the T-4 of the German times of the Second World War ... smile
    2. eplewke
      eplewke 22 August 2013 11: 44
      +5
      He’s too clumsy. The tower is huge. Interesting tower residential? Weight? Ammo Ammo? TTX in the studio please. We’ll already judge there. And right now in Indian it will be decorated, bells will be hanged, a cow will be drawn, then maybe it will become more beautiful ... laughing
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      2. Vadivak
        Vadivak 22 August 2013 14: 25
        +4
        Quote: eplewke
        The tower is huge. Interesting tower residential?


        Residential stopudovo and looks like a three-room apartment with a balcony and a basement
    3. Flooding
      Flooding 22 August 2013 13: 34
      +3
      Quote: Kars
      Something is not observed in the photo.


      Quote: article
      The upgraded version of the Arjun I MBT, the Arjun Mark II tank, has ... advanced anti-aircraft guns for hitting helicopters.


      Yes, we got the wrong photo. It is said clearly - the tank has anti-aircraft guns. Probably two at least.
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 22 August 2013 14: 38
        +3
        Quote: Flood
        Yes, we got the wrong photo. It is said clearly - the tank has anti-aircraft guns. Probably two at least.


        Here, check out the number of guns taken from the Military Informant website about this Indian miracle of military thought along the way; translators are not only not military, but rather stupidly not military

        armament:
        Caliber main gun: 120 mm
        Ammunition of the main gun: 39 pcs.
        Auxiliary gun caliber: 7.62 mm
        Ammunition of the auxiliary gun: 3000 pcs.
        Anti-aircraft gun caliber: 12.7 mm
        Anti-aircraft gun ammunition: 1000 pcs.
        Means of setting smoke curtains: Yes
      2. S-200
        S-200 22 August 2013 14: 47
        +3
        Quote: Flood
        Yes, we got the wrong photo. It is said clearly - the tank has anti-aircraft guns. Probably two at least.

        gun - a gun, and
        heavy gun - heavy machine gun ..
        machine guns often name-calling, just - gun , indicating (or without) - caliber ..
        in a template translation, these subtleties are not taken into account ... hi
        hence appear - 3 cannons on the tank .... wassat
    4. postman
      postman 22 August 2013 14: 55
      +2
      Quote: Kars
      Something is not observed in the photo.


      Tape mixed up with NERA pannels
      http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indian-army/9558-arjun-main-battle-tank-mbt-2
      51.html
    5. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 22 August 2013 16: 26
      +6
      By hinged, this apparently meant:
    6. kosmos44
      kosmos44 22 August 2013 16: 42
      +1
      Indian army begins testing Arjun MK-II tank


      How much can you start?
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 22 August 2013 20: 00
        +1
        Quote: kosmos44
        How much can you start?

        This is probably the 5th test from the official ones. Despite the fact that the penultimate comparative test with the T-90 was completed last year and, according to the Indian generals, our tank was simply torn to pieces. True, the results were not printed and the Indian army lowered its order for Arjun in my opinion up to 125 pcs and in parallel were negotiating an additional purchase of T-90
    7. Siberian German
      Siberian German 22 August 2013 20: 42
      +1
      and chegoito he looks like a fascist tiger
  2. Jacob31
    Jacob31 22 August 2013 11: 09
    +3
    Yes, the Indian tank is generally somehow unsightly, as it was accepted into service. Tanks should have grace and attractiveness, like any type of weapon))
    1. Yoke
      Yoke 22 August 2013 11: 17
      12
      it’s your sense of beauty is poorly developed!))) they’ll hang a couple of speakers on it (so that Indian songs can be twisted), colorful garlands, they will rub brown and a cow - then there will be real Indian chic, shine, beauty!)))
  3. Artyom
    Artyom 22 August 2013 11: 11
    +3
    for a new tank, while the Indians constantly perfected it, it was already morally outdated by 20 years that way! This year ours will show "Armata" in a closed mode. I think, unfortunately, there will be no large order for local producers. Everyone strives to get the latest developments, no one wants to fight on old ones. This tank looks like a hybrid base from a T-72 and a tower, either a LEOPARD, or a British Chieftain. In short, crap. There is not even a remotely controlled anti-aircraft machine gun! Where is the thermal imager? Maybe the photo is old: /
  4. denson06
    denson06 22 August 2013 11: 16
    +3
    Quote: svp67
    Quote: Kars
    dynamic protection and advanced anti-aircraft guns for hitting helicopters

    Something is not observed in the photo.
    We’ll wait for the photos from the tests ... But in general, it’s NOT BEAUTIFUL, but not a beautiful technique, and it’s not so hot ...

    I agree with the opponents ... sorry for my imagination ... but in appearance it resembles German tanks from the Second World War .. only the cannon was set up with a larger caliber ..
  5. Basileus
    Basileus 22 August 2013 11: 17
    +4
    And this is such a joke among the Indians - to have tanks with 120 and 125 mm caliber guns at the same time?
    1. bask
      bask 22 August 2013 11: 35
      +5
      Quote: Basileus
      And this is such a joke among the Indians - to have tanks with 120 and 125mm guns at the same time in service

      And which one it was in the USSR and Russia to have, armed with a T-62 with a 115 mm cannon and a T64,72,80, with 125 mm. The cannon of the T-62, 2A20 tank has a caliber of 115 mm and uses unitary shells. T-62 is in service with 18 countries, their largest fleet is near Syria and S. Korea, where they launched the release of 115-mm shells.
      And the Indians launched the release of 125 mm shells ..
      The 115 mm 2A20 (U-5TS) gun is still modern and its potential is far from exhausted.
      It’s a pity, only T62ki go to scrap ...
      1. Basileus
        Basileus 22 August 2013 12: 56
        +3
        In the USSR, all this happened during evolution. India is trying to sit on two chairs, whose name is T-90 (T-72) and Arjun.
  6. Artyom
    Artyom 22 August 2013 11: 31
    +2
    more details about this tank can be found here:
    http://forum.worldoftanks.ru/index.php?/topic/250357-%D0%BE%D0%B1%D1%82-%E2%80%9
    3-%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B4%D0%B6%D1%83%D0%BD-%D0%B0rjun-%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B4%D0%B8%D1%8F
    / # entry6441605
    My opinion is that this tank is 40 years old.
    We must invite them to our biathlon next year :))
  7. GELEZNII_KAPUT
    GELEZNII_KAPUT 22 August 2013 11: 31
    +2
    Why is he some kind of ... like from under an ax! winked
    1. KazaK Bo
      KazaK Bo 22 August 2013 14: 39
      +3
      Quote: GELEZNII_KAPUT
      Why is he some kind of ... like from under an ax

      KUBINKA has a museum of tanks and armored vehicles. I don't know why, but we, the command of units of a completely different kind of troops, were taken to this museum almost every year ... Apparently, in order to dilute the commander's training for the next training ... In tanks - complete zero ... but that's it anyway, I didn't like it ... someone has already noticed that not only a technically perfect car has high performance, but also a beautiful one in design. Everything is correct. And this tank, with its cubic volumes, still resembles the German "Tiger" Vemen of 1943.
      And the launch of information about its tank is necessary for India in order to blackmail the current suppliers of armored vehicles - "WE ARE NOW WITH A MUSHROOM!"
  8. USNik
    USNik 22 August 2013 11: 36
    +2
    advanced anti-aircraft guns for hitting helicopters
    So yes, there is no place under the anti-aircraft gun paired with the main gun (20, 25, 30 mm?), A maximum of 12.7 machine guns will fit on the roof of the turret, something they have lied about, like you can’t see the tank in the tank.
  9. Iraclius
    Iraclius 22 August 2013 11: 42
    11
    What planes were they planning to fight with anti-aircraft guns? With biplanes, or what? lol
    Or will a six-barrel machine gun be pushed into the tower? This makes no sense...
    You will laugh, but it does not remind me of "Leopard", but this one. Mk VIII "Cromwell". laughing
  10. Gronsky
    Gronsky 22 August 2013 11: 56
    +3
    Yes, the chariot is still that. Although the desire to build up its engineering school of tank building and give real experience to its designers is commendable. Yes - there is no experience, yes - there is no technical culture, and indeed it is not theirs (I mean tanks), but they persistently climb forward.
    I think that of course they will pardon Arjun for another couple of three years and send to the museum as a memory, but their next development may already be something like that.
  11. Volodka
    Volodka 22 August 2013 11: 59
    +4
    Indians don’t take part, buy another T-90 from us. bully
  12. Earnest
    Earnest 22 August 2013 12: 19
    +3
    [/ quote] Let's wait for the photo from the tests ... But in general, it’s NOT BEAUTIFUL, but not a beautiful technique, and it’s not so hot ... [/ quote]
    [/ quote] You will laugh, but it does not remind me of "Leopard", but this one. Mk VIII "Cromwell" [/ quote]

    I also think that the English influence is visible. Churchill VII "Crocodile", for example.
  13. Lone gunman
    Lone gunman 22 August 2013 12: 43
    +1
    well done Indians! it’s better to be friends with them than with the Chinese, and the fact that the tank turned out awkward is not a big deal, India is a young state, they’ll fight and find out how to build tanks ... (At midnight August 14/15, 1947 India has become an independent state.) Anglo-Saxons are scum ... and their queen is a reptilian ...)))
  14. Privat
    Privat 22 August 2013 12: 49
    +5
    Somehow it is not clear ...
    Instead of ricocheting angles of inclination of the armor, do the Indians use some more effective spell?
    1. Basileus
      Basileus 22 August 2013 13: 26
      +3
      Did they tell you this in WoT? Look at any other modern tank - angles are like angles; VLD is generally almost horizontal.
      1. Privat
        Privat 22 August 2013 22: 49
        +2
        Assessing the statistics of the combat use of tanks, some sources conclude that up to 3/4 of the hits are in the tower. It was about the angles of inclination of the frontal armor of the tower that I spoke out.
        It is known that at angles of inclination of the armor plate greater than 60 °, the probability of a rebound sharply increases.
        Following your advice and looking at other tanks in this regard, I revealed the following:
        Leopard 2A7 (Germany) - angle greater than 60 °;
        M1A2 (USA) - about 45 °, but also vertically and horizontally (wedge-shaped forehead);
        Challenger 2 (UK) - similar to M1A2;
        Merkava Mark IV (Israel) - much more than 60 °
        T-90MS (Russia) - "traditional" for domestic tanks angle of 68 °;
        CI Ariete (Italy) - about 60 °
        Leclerc (France) - a low-profile tower with a bevel of a rather intricate shape. It is very difficult to select and determine the angle "by eye". :)
        Type 90 (Japan) - the only one of those in which a significant part of the frontal projection of the tower does not have an angle of inclination (straight forehead).
        Thus, the frontal armor of the turrets of the most famous tanks has rational slope angles, and many of these angles are "ricocheted".
        And the Indians, it seems, are still counting on some secret protective mantras from being hit "in the forehead". :)
        Unless, of course, the thickness of the armor is not 300+ mm.

        By the way, I am very positive towards World of Tanks.
        After the destruction of the system of technical creativity circles that the Soviets had in almost every school, this is one of the few computer games (and perhaps the only one at this level of reliability), at least somehow introducing young people to technology.
        Although at the cost of unreasonably large (IMHO) time spent on the actual gameplay. :)
        1. Basileus
          Basileus 23 August 2013 07: 15
          0
          Well, their forehead, as already indicated, is close to the first Leo-2 series. So the Nipponians and the Germans probably still know something) Like the Jews who helped the Indians in the construction of Arjun.

          Well, sorry for the sharpness, I thought you were talking about the slope of the front sheets.
  15. dvvv
    dvvv 22 August 2013 12: 59
    +5
    It seems to me the Indians also know how to cut loot). For so many years they have been trying to create it or pretend that they are trying)
  16. Vtel
    Vtel 22 August 2013 13: 58
    +2
    Outwardly, it really looks like a German, a dumb national highlight of the form.

    TTX tank Arjun:
    Combat weight, 58,5 t
    Crew 4
    Overall dimensions, mm:
    length with gun barrel 10194
    width 3847
    height 2320
    450 clearance
    Armament:
    1x120-mm gun, 1x7,62 mm SP, 1x12,7 mm ZP, 2x9 GPA
    Ammunition:
    39x120mm, 3000x7,62 mm (ntd), 1000x12,7 mm (ntd)
    Engine MB 838 Ka-501, 1400 hp at 2500 rpm
    Ground pressure, kg / cm 0,84
    Highway speed, km / h 72
    Cruising on highway, km 450
    Obstacle obstacles:
    wall height, m ​​0,9
    pit width, m 2,43
    ford depth, m ~ 1
  17. Sochi
    Sochi 22 August 2013 14: 21
    +6
    After the tests, the troops will add: a mini-temple of harikrishna, a mini-pool with water from the Ganges, an eyebrow point will be set above the barrel, and a dancing chassis, armored three-lane 300-watt speakers and a screen for watching Indian TV shows ...
    But in general, well done, of course, try, but we'll see ...
  18. King
    King 22 August 2013 14: 35
    +3
    Yes, in a battle with such forms will not last long.
  19. S-200
    S-200 22 August 2013 14: 37
    +4
    Finally, why the Indians Tanya? request
    If they with their peeps are ahead of the rest (after China) ...
    Genetic hegemony, so to speak, on a galactic scale .... wassat
  20. Spectrum
    Spectrum 22 August 2013 14: 56
    +1
    Hopelessly outdated geometry. Codename sacred cow.
  21. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 22 August 2013 15: 14
    +2
    Quote: GELEZNII_KAPUT
    Why is he some kind of ... like from under an ax! winked

    It’s just not yet processed with a file! wink
  22. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 22 August 2013 15: 17
    +1
    Quote: Iraclius
    What planes were they planning to fight with anti-aircraft guns? With biplanes, or what? lol
    Or will a six-barrel machine gun be pushed into the tower? This makes no sense...
    You will laugh, but it does not remind me of "Leopard", but this one. Mk VIII "Cromwell". laughing

    Yes, they called these two machine guns (12,7 mm and 7,62 mm) so that the Pakistanis were very scared: well, a tank with three guns!
  23. starhina01
    starhina01 22 August 2013 15: 40
    +2
    ONE I WILL TELL THEM BEFORE US tongue
  24. buga1979
    buga1979 22 August 2013 15: 56
    +1
    Quote: svp67
    Quote: Kars
    dynamic protection and advanced anti-aircraft guns for hitting helicopters

    Something is not observed in the photo.
    We’ll wait for the photos from the tests ... But in general, it’s NOT BEAUTIFUL, but not a beautiful technique, and it’s not so hot ...

    yes it’s not nice, it’s not beautiful looking poor take our tanks yes the same leopard here it is the aesthetics of military equipment
  25. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 22 August 2013 16: 04
    +1
    Yes, they are far from us. So it’s for the better, the one who is engaged in copying will always be just catching up.
  26. individual
    individual 22 August 2013 16: 58
    +3
    For Russia, the increase in the level of India's armaments should be silently welcomed, as it will contain the aggression of the unpredictable Pakistan and keep the spread of China's expansion in the Pacific "in check".
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  28. burhan
    burhan 22 August 2013 17: 58
    +2
    Sin laughs at Indian inventors - scientists and unlearned. It is enough that they have Indian films for the mentally-once gifted. By the way. their own supersonic plane (vimaana) will soon fly, on a rubber engine.
  29. Siberian
    Siberian 22 August 2013 18: 37
    +1
    Quote: Apologet.Ru
    hi
    Something reminiscent of our demobilization of sewing-cocks troops

    Yo mae, really. It’s familiar that they will spend two years in a pigsty. And then you look at the DMB like the brave soldiers of Schweik. But this cool laughing
  30. a52333
    a52333 22 August 2013 21: 49
    +1
    someone at the beginning of the article minusanul, now I regret it terribly. Good article! In the evening he smiles. Some comments smile as much as two turns. Tank plus sign ++++++++. Thanks to the author and +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++
  31. Sashkessss
    Sashkessss 22 August 2013 22: 34
    +1
    Will this tank explode too? Or will his trunk fall off? It’s just that the Indians on a campaign have problems with technology, the submarine is the same ...
  32. sergey158-29
    sergey158-29 22 August 2013 22: 50
    0
    The fact that the Indians copied Leo-2 (one of the best tanks) is well done! good

    But it seems to me that they copied it only from the outside ... laughing