SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Dhaka has shared a list of items it plans to procure from India using its $500 million defense line of credit (LoC). Bangladeshi Army wants to procure several hundred Mahindra XUV 500 for its Senior officials, Five BLT-72, a variant of T-72 M1 tank used as a Bridge Layer Tank that is designed & developed by CVRDE and R&DE (Engineers), 11 Mine Protective Vehicles from the Tata Group and seven portable steel bridges (Bailey).
Bangladeshi Army is also considering procuring heavy recovery vehicles, armored engineer reconnaissance vehicles, and bulletproof helmets from India.
Bangladesh Navy plans to procure a logistics ship, floating dock, oil tanker, and an ocean-going tug from the Indian credit line. Bangladesh Navy also wants Indian assistance in the construction of warships from Indian defense shipyards.
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