T-90 Tank “Bhishma”Photo: Altaf Hussain / Reuters
The Indian army will adopt the order of 464 tanks T-90S “Bhishma” to reinforce its military units on the border with Pakistan, reports the Economic Times citing a source in the defense industry of India
Tanks, a contract for the supply of which is estimated at 134,5 billion rupees (about $ 2 billion), will come into service in the period from 2022 to 2026. The first batch of 64 vehicles, according to the interlocutor of the edition, waiting for the 30-41 month At the moment, the Indian army already has in its ranks the order of 1070 such tanks.
It is reported that India strengthens its armed forces against the background of modernization of weapons from its hostile neighbor Pakistan is also discussing with Russia a purchase of about 360 tanks.
The relationship of India and Pakistan escalated in February after the attack on the military convoy in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Then a suicide bomber in a car bomb crashed into a bus, killing 45 people. Responsibility for the attack was taken by the Islamists from the group “Jaish-e-Muhammad”.
In response, Indian forces have bombed a terrorist camp, located on Pakistani territory near the town Balakot. After that, between the fighters of the air forces of India and Pakistan in the skies over Kashmir has been a dogfight.
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