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posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 01:34 PM
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India's first indigenously produced main battle tank will roll out of its production hub in southern India on Saturday, the defence ministry said.


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posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 07:50 PM
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And was it worth it? No, no it wasn't at all.

They should have bought Leopards or Abrams.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 01:04 AM
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Originally posted by Kozzy
They should have bought Leopards or Abrams.


I don't know if it was avalible for sale to the Indians. If this is a morale exersize ("lookie what we did") then Kudos to them. However, Kozzy and I are at odds with this, but IMHO the day of the heavy MBT is over or at least in its waining years.

However, there were other already developed MBT esp Russian, that the Indians could have purchased and saved alot of development costs



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 01:19 AM
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Days of the MTB are not over nothing is a more psychological and devastating weapons platform than the MTB. India must be trying to show that they can put a mediocre tank together when they could have bout some russian ones for a very low price.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 01:24 AM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
Days of the MTB are not over nothing is a more psychological and devastating weapons platform than the MTB.


Agreed, but given the limits of airlift and the huge logistical supply chain, comined with an increasingly effective anti tank weaponry, its days are numbered. Why then is the Army moving towards more eaily delpoyed stryker battalions? What are we going to to do if the next conflict is not conviently located near a pre-positioned M1 formation? It took over a month in GWII to get the number of tanks they wanted. The M1A2 is the baddest tank to ever take the field, but its only a matter of time.

BTW, did ZChang agree to debate you? You know, I also think he usues more than one name on ATS.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by Kozzy
And was it worth it? No, no it wasn't at all.

They should have bought Leopards or Abrams.


yes,I think that it was worth.Now they have their own MBT and they can upgrade this project or bulid new one on this base.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by FredT

Originally posted by WestPoint23
Days of the MTB are not over nothing is a more psychological and devastating weapons platform than the MTB.


Agreed, but given the limits of airlift and the huge logistical supply chain, comined with an increasingly effective anti tank weaponry, its days are numbered. Why then is the Army moving towards more eaily delpoyed stryker battalions? What are we going to to do if the next conflict is not conviently located near a pre-positioned M1 formation? It took over a month in GWII to get the number of tanks they wanted. The M1A2 is the baddest tank to ever take the field, but its only a matter of time.

BTW, did ZChang agree to debate you? You know, I also think he usues more than one name on ATS.



India doesn't have to worry about deployability. Their main threat's right north of them, Pakistan. The US's are all around the world, thus they need expeditionary capability. India should stick some Arena systems on the Arjun, they're buying T-90s from Russia anyway



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