Recently, the Indian Army floated a tender to international weapons manufacturing companies for 1,770 highly-advanced tanks called the future ready combat vehicles (FRCVs). The army believes that these FRCVs will give them “rapid dominance in an expanded battlespace”. The Air Force is also gearing up to acquire 114 single-engine fighter jets soon.
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India’s new generation Main Battle will form the base platform for other armored vehicles, similar to the Russian-made Armata platform. defence.pk
The Army, which has so far inducted 124 Arjun Mark-1 tanks, is also not keen to order 118 Arjun Mark-II tanks on the pretext that they have yet to clear field trials. However, experts fear that FRCV will be detrimental to the indigenous FMBT project.