SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
According to a report in ” Times now”, DRDO-L&T developed Zoarawar Light Tank that is under fabrication and will be “rolled out” in April. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) of the defence ministry last month accorded the approval for Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for purchasing 354 of these tanks through Make in India.
At Defence Expo in October 2022, idrw.org was told that the prototype is under fabrication by Indian Private sector player Larsen & Toubro Limited, which is the Lead System Integrator of the program. L&T showcased a scale model of the upcoming 25-ton Light tank for the first time at Defence Expo.
Times Now report confirms that after undergoing technical trials, Prototype will enter Army user trials by end of this year. “Zorawar” light tank program has been fast-tracked due to the Chinese deployment of its PLA’s Type 15 ‘Black Panther’ light tank, In counter, the Indian Army deployed several T-72 and T-90 tanks but to overcome the limitations of medium battle tanks and equip the Indian Army for all contingencies in High Altitude Areas (HAA), marginal terrain and island territories in addition to its use in the plains, semi-deserts and deserts, “Zorawar” light tank program was fast-tracked.
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