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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.

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Defence Ministry recently notified 3rd positive indigenization list that included light tanks. This list is planned to be implemented from December 2022 till December 2027 which is a clear advantage for Larsen & Toubro which has started fabrication of the prototype of the light tank that will be rolled out sometime by mid-2023.

Larsen & Toubro and DRDO’s CVRDE have joined hands to develop a 30-35-tonne light tank at the Armoured System Complex (ASC) in Hazira under the procedure’s Make-I, or “government-funded” project category.

MTU MT 881 Ka-500 V8 water-cooled diesel engine that Offers a power range of 735 kW (1000hp) at 2700 rpm has been chosen to be the powerpack for the upcoming Light tank that will be further customized for high altitude operations.

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