India eyes new generation Russian tank : Pillai

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Moscow, Aug 19 (UNI) India could consider plans to produce a new-generation tank jointly with Russia, BrahMos Aerospace's Managing Director Sivathanu Pillai said today.

RIA Novosti news agency quoted Pillai as saying that while the new tank had yet to be developed, it could be built in Russia.

However, he did not indicate when the project would be launched.

Russian experts had earlier said that Russia and India could launch production of a new tank in the near future.

India currently assembles T-90S main battle tanks (MBT) under a Russian licence. The T-90S version is in service with the Indian Army, and the local production of T-90S Bhishma tanks started recently.

In 2001, India bought 310 T-90S tanks from Russia.

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