Ministry of Defence Procure 118 Main Battle Tanks
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27 September 2021 Current Affairs:The Ministry of Defence will procure 118 Main Battle Tanks, MBTs Arjun Mk-1A for the Indian Army. The order was really worth Rs 7,523 crore with Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi to sharpen the army’s fight edge. It will aid the Make in India initiative in the defence zone and it will assist in accomplishing the aim of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
♦ The Main Battle Tank Mk-1A is a new variant of the Arjun Tank. It has been designed to beautify firepower, mobility, and survivability.
♦ Arjun Tank has been part of the Indian Army for the ultimate 15 years. It has been designed and developed by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE).
♦ It will be manufactured at the government’s Heavy Vehicles Factory in Chennai. It can work at some stage in day and night time stipulations and can hit the goal in both static and dynamic modes.