India decided to buy another 400 Russian T-90S tanks
NEW DELHI, (BM) – India decided to buy another 400 Russian T-90S tanks, which are produced in the country under license, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This was announced by the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTS) of Russia Dmitry Shugaev.
“The Indian armed forces made a decision to increase the purchase of T-90S tanks, which they produce under license, and last year we signed a license agreement to extend the license until 2028, by another 400 pieces,” he said on the air Russia- 24.
In early February, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov announced that Russia had signed a contract with India to extend the T-90S licensed production program until 2028.
T-90 – the main tank of the Russian army. The machine is manufactured at Uralvagonzavod. The first modification of the T-90 was adopted in 1992.
After the death of the chief designer of the tank, Vladimir Potkin, the armored car, it was decided to assign the name “Vladimir”. For 10 years, from 2001 to 2010, it was the world’s best-selling main battle tank. It is in service with nine countries.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that the first contract between Russia and India for T-90 tanks was signed in 2001, as the initial delivery included 124 tanks and kits as well as spare parts and equipment for an additional production of 223 tanks. Three years later, in 2004, the two sides agreed to a licensed production of thousands of armoured vehicles in India.
In 2017, Russia prolonged the license of India, as the Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Vladimir Drozdov said that Russia was ready to “satisfy every appeal of the Indian partner for increase of the production and delivery of T-90C tanks.”
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