SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) co-developed Light Tank Prototype will be rolled out later this year but as per ” Business Standard”, Indian Army also will procure at least the first regiment of the Light Battle Tank from the L&T that will be of 45 units.
Last year at Defence Expo 2022 at Gujrat, idrw.org was told by L&T officials that DRDO only contracted L&T as a development partner for manufacturing of the Prototype that didn’t make them the de facto production partner in the program at a later stage hinting that the program might see the opening of tender for other interested vendors.
Indian Army plans to procure 7 regiments of Light Battle Tanks under Project Zorawar but it is not clear who will manufacture the 6 remaining regiments that likely will see the open tendering process from interested companies for manufacturing 300+ Light Tanks at a later stage.
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