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Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has set the record straight on the design of the Zorawar light tank, being co-developed with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

JD Patil, Advisor to CEO and MD for L&T Defence Business and New Age Smart Technology Businesses, confirmed that the Zorawar light tank will not borrow the chassis or hull from the K9 Vajra howitzer. The K9 Vajra is a South Korean self-propelled artillery gun that L&T manufactures in India under a technology transfer agreement.

Earlier reports suggested the Zorawar might utilize the chassis design from the proposed Next Generation Main Battle Tank (NGMBT). However, Patil clarified that the Zorawar will have a brand new design provided by DRDO.

The light tank will feature an imported engine and transmission system, while most other equipment will be indigenously manufactured. This move signifies a push for domestic content in the project.