The Indian Army is getting lethal day by day. It may be in acquiring new sophisticated weapons or in improvisation of strategies against the terrorists. It is among few of the nations that is facing severe threat for its security. It may be Pakistan sponsored terrorism or may be the rogue behaviour of the China. So empowering the security is the sole solution to this.

In an effort to enhance the strike capability of its tank fleet, the Indian Army is planning to enhance the destructive power of its T-90 Main Battle Tanks (MBT) with a third generation anti-tank missile system.

It was informed by the Press Trust of India that the current missiles will be replaced by the third generation gun-launched missile. At present, the T-90 fleet of the Indian Army is equipped with the INVAR missile system. So the upgrading will enhance the capacity of the Indian Army.

The Russian-origin T-90 tanks are mainstays of the Indian Army’s offensive formations. “The third generation missile should achieve a DoP of 800-850 mm and will be capable of hitting targets up to a range of 8 KM in day as well as night” said the sources.

The proposed modular engine for T-90 tanks is envisaged to have a variable power output of 1200- 1500 HP to cater to high battle field agility.

The missiles, to be fired from the 125mm gun barrels of T-90 tanks, will be able to hit targets by taking a pre-flight programmed manoeuvres.

The speciality is that this missile will be able to fire at static as well as mobile targets.

Days ago the defence ministry had  approved procurement of six Apache helicopters along with weapons systems from American giant Boeing at a cost of Rs 4,168 crore for the Army which will be its first fleet of attack choppers.

India is gaining support from almost all the global superpowers except China. This is really a great win to Indian Defence. By this, India will be able to tackle any surprise attack from the enemy nation. The government has also given free hand to the Vice Chief of Army to procure ammunition and spares for 10 types of weapons systems and equipment. By this, the Army can purchase required weapons as and when required rather than waiting for months and months for the government’s approval.


Nishika Ram

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