India about to clear purchase of 150 new BMP2/2K armoured fighting vehicles from Russia 22810153

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India about to clear purchase of 150 new BMP2/2K armoured fighting vehicles from Russia
The Indian government is set to clear two major military purchases from Russia days before Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's visit to Moscow, including the acquisition of 150 new armoured fighting vehicles. Parrikar, who is set to leave for Russia on Friday, is likely to discuss the possible acquisition of 150 BMP 2/2K armoured fighting vehicles for the Indian Armyannounced local medias.
India about to clear purchase of 150 new BMP2 2K armoured fighting vehicles from Russia 640 001India is likely to sign deal with Russia for 150 new BMP2/2K armoured fighting vehicles
The project, worth 950 crore (US$146 mn), will be executed in India by the Ordnance Factory Board on license from Russia.

A second-generation amphibious IFV, the BMP-2 is also called Sarath in the Indian Army's service, and is manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak under license from Russia.

More than 1500 BMP-2s are currently operational with the army in various roles, such as armoured ambulance, armoured vehicle tracked light repair, armoured amphibious dozer (AAD), armoured engineer reconnaissance vehicle (AERV), NBC reconnaissance vehicle (NBCRV), carrier mortar tracked, and unmanned reconnaissance vehicle. The BMP-2K is a command vehicle, modification of the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle. It is intended to control a subunit of a motorized battalion and to carry on operations when weapons of mass destruction a re used.

Parrikar is set to visit both Moscow and St Petersburg and would, among other things, set the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Russia in December.



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