NEW DELHI: Indian Military on Thursday issued the Request for Info (RFI) to finalise the specs for buying 1,750 Futuristic Infantry Fight Automobiles (FICVs) underneath the Make in India initiative to destroy enemy tanks and carry troops.
The Indian Military says it needs to deploy the autos in locations like Japanese Ladakh together with desert and amphibious terrain.
The FICV mission has been in plans for a very long time and the necessity for a contemporary troops service outfitted with tank-busting capabilities was felt through the latest Ladakh battle.
As a result of experiences within the Ladakh theatre, the Indian Military can also be trying on the prospect of buying 350 mild tanks in a phased method, together with performance-based logistics, area of interest applied sciences, engineering help bundle, and different upkeep and coaching necessities.
The Gentle Tank is deliberate to be procured underneath the ‘Make-in-India’ ethos and spirit of the Defence Acquisition Process (DAP) – 2020, the Indian Military has said.
The Indian Military specified that it needs its lower than 25 tons tanks for use for operations in Excessive Altitude Space (HAA), marginal terrain (Rann), amphibious operations, and so forth.
“The development in expertise additionally facilitates that the ‘Gentle Tank’ is having weapon programs and safety of sufficient capability and is provided suitably to function in present/future menace spectrum, to help fight operations as a weapon system,” the RFI issued on April 23 mentioned.