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Indian Army plans to buy 150 armored combat vehicles

February 20, 2018

 

The Indian Army is now planning to buy around 150 armored combat vehicles to boost up its firepower. This plan will cost a total of over Rs 2,200 crore.

The vehicles will provide safety to troops from small arms firing in war zones and the vehicles will be equipped with guns and ATGMs for offensive tactics. The vehicles will be employed for observations and recon operations and will be able to operate in all types of terrains.

As per reports, the proposal will be soon put in front of Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the Defense Acquisition Council meeting.

Currently, the Army uses Soviet-made BMP-1 and Russian made BMP-2 and the Army has also decided to upgrade its 693 BMP-2 armored combat vehicles with more firepower.