Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) will roll out the prototype of the Zorawar Light Tank by end of 2023 as the program is gain pace after Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) or the initial approval for the project was to accorded by the defense ministry.

Zorawar is developed for high-altitude areas in eastern Ladakh that will have a Powerpack engine optimized for high-altitude warfare and will be equipped with missile-firing capability, counter-drone apparatus, warning system, and a power-to-weight ratio that will make the tank very agile.

While Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is selected as a development partner in the program it is not clear that it will also be part of the production phase. Indian Army has an initial requirement for 350 Light Tanks but orders might be around 700 after developmental and evaluation trials are completed.

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