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After Both Tanks Break Down, India Knocked Out Of International Drill

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  1. InfoWarrior

    InfoWarrior Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    After Both Tanks Break Down, India Knocked Out Of International Drill
    Nineteen teams in total participated in the exercises with the top four entering the final. In the past, India had participated in these games using T-72 tanks provided by the Russian hosts.
    All India | Written by Vishnu Som | Updated: August 11, 2017 22:17 IST
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    An Indian Army T-90 Tank similar to the ones which participated in International Tank Biathlon.

    New Delhi:
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    1. Indian Army knocked out of International Tank Biathlon in Russia
    2. Army chose Russian designed T-90 Tank instead of indigenous Arjun tank
    3. India topped the group in earlier round, was seen as strong challenger
    The Indian Army has been knocked out of the high-profile international tank biathlon taking place at the Alabino ranges in the Moscow region of Russia after both the main and reserve T-90 main battle tanks developed mechanical problems.

    As a result of the breakdown of both tanks, the Indian squad was unable to complete the race and were disqualified. This is a sad end to the competition for the Army's tank crews since they had topped their group in the earlier round and were seen to be strong challengers to win the competition.

    Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China have now entered the final round of the event. Russia and Kazakhstan participated with T-72B3 tanks, Belarus with a modernised T-72 and China sent its indigenous Type 96B. India decided to field its top of the line Russian designed T-90 Main Battle Tank instead of the indigenous Arjun tank which was widely expected to participate at the games this time.

    Nineteen teams in total participated in the exercises with the top four entering the final. In the past, India had participated in these games using T-72 tanks provided by the Russian hosts. The Army felt disadvantaged using these tanks and was keen to field its best tanks and best crews. Consequently, two state-of-the-art T-90s were shipped across to Russia for these games.

    Each participating team has up to 21 personnel including team members, a coaching crew and a maintenance unit. There are three stages in the competition - all teams participated in the individual race. Twelve teams made it to the semi-finals including India which involved a relay race. The top four teams will also participate in a relay race in the finals.
    http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/afte...ia-knocked-out-of-international-drill-1736699
     
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    InfoWarrior Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    So where does Indian indigenous(tech transfer) defence equipments stand with respect to Chinese ? If China wins this competition and India a knockout, what does it mean for doklam stand off ? India must have send its best T90 and tank crew. Our best people in army can't even give a worthy fight. If this is true Doklam will result in worse than 1962. The only reason China is not escalating Doklam to a military action is because of diplomatic consequence of India going completely in US camp. Maybe this is the reason why China withdrew in 1962, China did not want USA to take advantage of China-India feud. China sacrificed North east and Ladakh to keep India from going completely in west camp.

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    Means nothing false flag. Tanks are not built for such events.
     
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    No 1962 was lost specifically of such defeatist attitude among the elite.

    When you let jawans do the job without hamstringing their ROE, support and logistics, you get such as 1967 and subsequent 80s skirmishes.

    Please explain to me the correlation between a funny just for laughs tank biathlon and actual military deployment and capability?

    Is he really? @PARIKRAMA @Levina @Robinhood Pandey
     
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    Im not false flag but a patriotic Indian, but im not a fanatic chauvinistic supporter. I'm practical and realist.
     
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    Perhaps done on purpose.

    Its not for domestic consumption so stop discussing it on THIS forum.

    And unless you are dumb don't believe it.
     
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    :cheesy::laugh::laugh::disagree:
     
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    Actually the T-90 breaking down is good for us Indians. This would solidify Arjun's chances. The IA Top brass (A-holes) prefers T90 over Arjun any day. I think this is a blessing in disguise to stop further push for more T90's and pushing for more induction of Arjun MK II's.
     
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    This only hurts our pride, nothing else.

    Even in motorsports, teams get knocked out due to maintenance issues.
     
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    By any chance do you like Arvind Kejriwal and support AAP?
     
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    better fail in such events and fix the issues instead of failing in the battlefield. now we know where we stand and where they stand - gives us perspective.
     
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    What happens when a regular car is launched on a formula 1 race track? Tanks subjected to such grueling time frames like the Biathlon are prone to mechanical failures. Even the mighty Russians will fail without emergency maintenance and major replacements. Nothing "fanatical or chauvinistic" about that IMO.
     
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    then why did Russian T90 not break down ?
     
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    We are a rare realist bunch.:rolleyes2:
     
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