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India is interested in buying Russian tanks T-14 "Armata"

Among the possible alternatives are the Ukrainian Oplot and the South Korean K-2 Black Panther.

Moscow. October 3 - The Indian Army is going to purchase 1,770 modern tanks, mutually outdated T-72s, and the newest Russian T-14 Armata tank is a key candidate for this deal, estimated at $ 4.5 billion, reported The Diplomat.
The publication notes that at present the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army Bipin Rawat is visiting Russia. The visit is viewed as an attempt to give a new impetus to bilateral strategic partnership. And it is possible that the issue of acquiring the T-14 Armata will be discussed.

It is emphasized that the trip of the Indian military delegation led by Rawat coincides with the upcoming Russian-Indian summit in Delhi on October 4-5, during which defense contracts worth over $ 10 billion are expected to be concluded.
As part of the decision of the ground forces of India to acquire modern tanks, armored vehicles are now being considered, similar to the Russian T-14 Armata, Ukrainian Oplot and South Korean K-2 Black Panther. According to the ground forces plan, new tanks will have to be manufactured in India by private companies in cooperation with foreign manufacturers.

At the same time, the publication reminds that military equipment produced in Russia forms the basis of the armament of armored and mechanized units of the Indian land forces.
It is assumed that during the visit to Russia Rawat may also discuss issues related to the maintenance and modernization of the Russian military equipment, which is in service with the ground forces of India, the newspaper notes.

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