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India's shopping for lightweight mountain-friendly tanks post China tussles

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India's shopping for lightweight mountain-friendly tanks post China tussles

The government, amid border tensions with China, has given the army approval for emergency procurement of lightweight tanks that can be deployed in high-altitude conditions.

This will be a significant upgrade allowing the reintroduction of light tanks that can play a critical role in areas such as Ladakh, where they can be more nimble than the heavier main battle tanks, informed sources told ET. The acquisition will be made under the emergency purchase nod given after the recent Ladakh ..

The deployment of new Type 15 light tanks by China along the LAC in eastern Ladakh in late April has come as a wakeup call.

The army has been given the go-ahead for urgent purchases amid signs that Beijing intends to keep the border hot.

The army is looking for air-transportable tanks that can be landed or airdropped at forward locations for lightning-quick deployments to counter aggression, sources said. Unlike China, which has an extensive road network connecting the border, India’s infrastructure is still matching up and is being upgraded, though forward airfields have been developed at strategic location ..
 

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Might I suggest to our Indian friends, VT-5 and Type-59Gs?
Even though its in our benefit but Indian war planners are stupid, they always act after catastrophe has struck. After 27 Feb they came to know that there AAM's are shorter in range and now after China whooped there asses they realize they need light tanks.
 

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Even though its in our benefit but Indian war planners are stupid, they always act after catastrophe has struck. After 27 Feb they came to know that there AAM's are shorter in range and now after China whooped there asses they realize they need light tanks.
Let's not be like India. Let Pakistan have the foresight to see difficulties before they happen. For this a superior mindset is needed than we have today. People who can see their own weaknesses and improve upon them. Who can proactively act, rather than forever reacting.
 
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