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Will India develop its own light tank to counter China Xingingtan for High altitude warfare? Options

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by LonewolfSandeep, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    LOL, I honestly doubt they have the time or ability to take unsolicitied offers such as this from some nobody from the internet. I am 100% sure they have similar proposals from experts within the DRDO, whether they do anything with them is the critical point...
     
  2. LonewolfSandeep

    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    DRDO did develop a light tank, MOD & Army has not even tested it..
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    The one based on the BMP chassis?
     
  4. LonewolfSandeep

    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    yes
     
  5. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    This was tested AFAIK but a long time ago (more than 12 years ago).
     
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    Anish BANNED BANNED

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    It won't do any damage.

    As the saying goes you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

    This govt actually engages with the citizens directly.

    Post your IDF credentials and shoot an email.

    If in India send in writing via Speed Post.
     
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  7. LonewolfSandeep

    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Not true, Converting TATA platform with gun turrent & converting existing BMP chassis quickly can be undertaken..
    Even off the shelf buying few 2s25 sprut-sdm1 will do, it be even more super with a bigger Engine, it still be more lighter than xingingtan, but totally overpower it in offence,
    These kind of light tanks can be easily Air dropped too...
     
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  8. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    @LonewolfSandeep :

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    Developed in late 90s, tested and rejected in early 00s.

    Ideally the concept could be revived but this time an unmmaned electronically driven turret mounted on the Kestral akin to:


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    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Off the bat this 'flying tank' is an under-powered midget, which has been tested on the Tibet plateau NOT on top of the rugged heights of the LAC aka The Himalayas. This tank can trundle all over the plateau just like the cart. But to get to the LAC over those background peaks, like any good cavalry man I would bet on just the horse. The PLA has nothing comparable to IA's T72/90s for the mountains. And if the IA for some reason does descend on the plateau there will be not much 'flying tank' artillery fire period. Don't forget those nice highways from the LAC down ;)

    [​IMG]

    Thanks to Tibetans for the dummies:troll:
     
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  10. LonewolfSandeep

    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    your response is in relation of defence prospective only, but not offence prospective, which puts China on backfoot... Currently backfoot is only one country domain - either we hold or lose some area more,,, area loss is continuously being eroded see the pattern, how much we lost in last few years of disputed terrorises, as we are the only one in backfoot
     
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    NKVD 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    better Get Some BMPs And Large 3 gen And 4 th gen ATGMs for this Light tanks

    SPIKE Will best For such roles
     
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    MilSpec Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Capex always is use it /or lose it.
     
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    SrNair Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Why should we?
    Tanks are useless in Himalayan terrain.
    Infantry units , Artillery and Air power. Case closed .
    Due to low temp in terrain everything is prone to heat signature
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    AFAIK none. Land is lost when the enemy builds infrastructure and backs it up with defensive positions. And Ex. of what our tanks can do in Tibet. First off Sikkim highlands are ideal for invading the plateau below and holding Lhasa. Lets do a more specific war game scenario. The PLA has coolly built a beautiful expressway through Doklam Plateau right to the point overlooking the plains of the Siliguri Corridor. The enemy can now bring in their choicest artillery and blast the way through to Bangladesh and fulfill their brick and road wet dreams of the century. Switch over to our camp. Our guys are sitting on both flanks of the Chumbi valley (sorry pla readers looks like you need to invent another 'those-flanks-belong-to-us-since-the-formation-of the-solar-system' map). Okay here come our T72s sitting on the finger area, North Sikkim. The IA's formations easily enter Tibet & immediately make an extended U-turn towards the Chumbi Valley, completely cutting it off. There is thunderous roar of IA artillery in the valley from the flanks. Lots of kills and the camera pans out.....And if the mechanized/armored formations do NOT U-turn.... That is another story.
     
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