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Arun T Ramchandani, the Executive Vice President & Head of L&T Defence, has provided an update on the progress of the Light Tank prototype being developed at L&T’s Armoured Systems Complex in Hazira, Gujarat. The prototype, weighing between 25 to 30 tons, has reached an advanced stage of development. Ramchandani states that the company is on track to conduct trials and demonstrations for the Indian Army soon.

According to sources close to idrw, the rollout of the Light Tank is scheduled to occur within the next two months. This milestone event will be followed by an official showcase of VVIPs, potentially before Independence Day.

The anticipation surrounding the Light Tank’s unveiling reflects the significance of this indigenous development in bolstering India’s defence capabilities.

The Ministry of Defence’s Acquisition Council (DAC) has granted permission for the establishment of six light tank regiments, with each regiment equipped with 59 tanks.

L&T, in its role as the development-cum-production partner to DRDO, will be responsible for building one regiment of light tanks. The remaining five regiments will be procured by the MoD through the government’s ‘Make’ procedure, wherein L&T will compete with other industry players.

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