Buoyant after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Arjun tank trip in Jaisalmer, the Defence Analysis Growth Organisation (DRDO) on Saturday expressed hope that it might quickly be getting an order for supplying 118 Arjun Mark 1A tanks, that are much more superior than the current model.
“We had been actually proud to see the Prime Minister taking a trip within the Arjun tank within the deserts of Jaisalmer. We are actually hoping that the Military would quickly be putting orders for 2 extra regiments of Arjun Mark 1A tanks,” DRDO’s scientist V Balaguru advised ANI.
Mr Balaguru is the Affiliate Director of the Fight Car Analysis Growth Analysis Institution laboratory of DRDO in Chennai.
The Military has, to this point, inducted 124 Arjun tanks, which have been deployed within the deserts of Jaisalmer, alongside the border with Pakistan.
Mr Balaguru mentioned the Arjun Mark 1A has 72 added options than its older model with the potential of caring for anti-tank mines by itself with its mine ploughs.
The 12.7-inch air defence gun can also now be operated from contained in the tank by the tank commander utilizing a distant management with out exposing himself to enemy fireplace.
The exiting two regiments are deployed round Jaisalmer as a part of an armoured brigade there.