Indian army seeks to purchase 150 infantry armoured vehicles

According a news released by the India Today Newspaper website, Indian army seeks to purchase 150 new infantry armoured vehicles. A proposal to acquire 150 infantry combat vehicles could be placed before a high-level meeting of the defense ministry headed by Nirmala Sitharaman this week.

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Indian Army BMP-2 Sarath IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle at military parade in New Delhi, India. (Picture source Defence Blog)

According to Indian military sources, the new combat vehicles would be acquired for use by the Indian army and services which support the infantry and other combat units such as the Corps of Signals, Artillery, Combat Engineers and others.

"These new vehicles are supposed to be used into the enemy territory along with main battle tank regiments and infantry troops in case of a war and in the desert terrain," added the undisclosed military sources.

On February 6, 2018, we have released a news, that United States has made a proposal to India for the development and production of a new APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) in collaboration with Israeli Companies.

Currently, the Indian army uses around 980 Sarath infantry fighting vehicles (a licensed copy of Soviet/Russian BMP-2), 125 command & control BMP-2K (K stands for Komandirskaya, Command post vehicle), and 350 old Soviet-made BMP-1 armed with 73mm 2A28 semi-automatic cannon.



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