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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

SOUTH KOREAN K-21 LIGHT TANK

According to the report of ” News18.com”, Indigenous Light Tank that has currently being fabricated for rollout in 2023 has been named ” Zorawar” which means brave and strong. According to the report, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is expected to accord the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for the light tanks next month.

DRDO and Private sector company Larsen & Toubro earlier this year were given in-principle approval for the development of a light tank for the Indian Army. Indian Army which is looking to sharpen its mountain warfare firepower had asked DRDO to take the program on mission mode looking at the urgency of the requirements.

Indian Army plans to procure around 350 25-tonne light tanks under the Make in India initiative that can operate in high-altitude areas, and marginal terrains to the island territories and will be highly transportable for rapid deployment to meet any operational situation. The light tank will take 2-3 years more before it is cleared for production.

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