Army DRDO Differences on Tank Development

Army DRDO Differences on Tank Development Yet another battle has erupted between the Army and DRDO in their long-running feud over the indigenous Arjun main-battle tank, writes Rajat Pandit in Times of India on August 5. The report says that unhappy at being saddled with 122 Arjun Mark-I tanks, the force has refused to order its Mark-II variant till the prototypes perform satisfactorily. The Army has also kicked off a global hunt for a "future ready combat vehicle (FRCV)", asking foreign and domestic companies to submit design proposals by August 31 to build "a new-generation, state-of-the-art combat vehicle platform", said the report. This in effect, will scuttle DRDO's attempt to build a futuristic main-battle tank (FMBT), reports Times of India. Clearly dismayed with the proposed FRC...
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