Thursday, 2 February, 2023
TopicLight Tanks

Topic: Light Tanks

Eye on China threat, Army launches Project Zorawar to deploy light tanks for mountain warfare

Army wants the light tanks to be amphibious, allowing for them to be deployed across the riverine and the Pangong Tso lake in Eastern Ladakh.

Naval utility chopper, light tanks on 3rd list of items India will stop importing

List consists of 101 items. Inclusion of naval choppers a boost to HAL, which wanted in on project. Rajnath Singh speaks about danger of importing systems with foreign codes.

India sets eyes on Russian Sprut light tanks to counter China, gets rare access to trials

The 18-tonne amphibious Sprut-SDM1 is capable of being airlifted, parachuted with crew inside and can even disembark from a ship.

Light tanks served well in ’62. But Ladakh needs a Stryker-like multipurpose combat platform

The production of Make in India light tanks is likely to have a gestation period of 3-5 years, the same amount of time needed to make a combat platform at home.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.