Jammu, May 08 (KMS): Obsessed with war hysteria, Narendra Modi-led government has nodded the purchase of multibillion dollars Russian-origin upgraded T-90 `Main Battle Tanks’ to be deployed along the Western frontiers with Pakistan, especially on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian defense official told media in Jammu that the process for procurement of upgraded T-90 Main Battle Tanks, which have been named as ‘Bhishma’ has been set into motion by the Indian Defence Ministry after nod to the project by the Cabinet Committee on Security. The purchases were estimated to cost more than $ 15 billion.

“The indent to produce 464 T-90 tanks would soon be placed on the Avadi Heavy Vehicle Factory under the Ordinance Factory Board as the Cabinet Committee on Security has already cleared the project,” the officials according to the media report, said, adding that deployment of tanks would actually be started in 2022 and could be completed around 2026.


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