INDIA: In the midst of the present crisis between Russia and Ukraine, where anti-tank missiles have proven to be effective against armour, the Indian Army is planning to incorporate lessons learned from the fight into the design of its futuristic main battle tank.
According to accounts from the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the Ukrainians have widely deployed anti-tank guided missiles to exploit the Russian armoured vehicles’ weaknesses, with substantial success.
The Indian armed forces have been keeping a careful eye on developments on the battlefield because much of the weaponry employed there is common, including the tanks.
According to government officials, “The comments are being studied, and the lessons will be included into the design of the futuristic main battle tanks that will be constructed and utilised by the Indian Army in the following years.”
The Indian Army has been a major user of Russian armour, particularly the T-90, T-72, and BMP-series infantry combat vehicles, which are the force’s mainstay.
Previously, these tanks were exclusively stationed along the Indian Army’s desert and plain borders with Pakistan, but they have now become the face of Indian resolve along the China border as well, with considerable numbers positioned from Ladakh to Sikkim.
Several European and North American nations are contributing anti-tank and anti-aircraft armaments, such as Carl Gustaf anti-tank rocket launchers, NLAWs, and AT-4s, to the Russia-Ukraine war, which has been going on for 46 days.
Officials acquainted with armoured operations claimed the tanks’ designs are at least three to four decades old, but anti-tank missiles and rockets have been designed to meet the most recent criteria, giving them an advantage in the current situation.
“The Indian designers would attempt to offset that advance in the futuristic main battle tanks that would be built some years from now,” they said.