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Russia "offensive" India tanks

December 25 2006

The Indian authorities have decided to buy from Russia a few hundred of modernized T-90 tanks. Unique machines are equipped with the most modern systems of fire.

The Party of tanks, the total value of about 950 million dollars, will be delivered within two years. The contract provides for shipment of 300 armored vehicles, and the total transaction value amounts to 950 million dollars.

Now part of the Indian Army, there are over three hundred T-90 tanks, of which 186 supplied from Russia, and 140 manufactured in India - on the license, ITAR-TASS.

Recall that the T-90 is the development of main battle tank of the Russian Army T-72, differing from the updated equipment and some improved armor. Weight T-90 is 46.5 tons, main armament is the 125-millimeter cannon capable of firing guided missiles.

For his super-capacity T-90 was in the Russian army nickname "flying tank", in the West as it was referred to as "tank-killer".

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