Indian Army team crashes out of global tank race in Russia

Official sources said the Indian team could not advance to the next level following breakdown of its two T-90 tanks. The Tank Biathlon commenced at Alabino Ranges on July 29.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:August 13, 2017 1:10 am
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An Indian Army team has crashed out of international ‘Tank Biathlon’ held in Russia after its main battle tank T-90 developed technical snag. India was among 19 countries, including China, which participated in the high profile event.

Official sources said the Indian team could not advance to the next level following breakdown of its two T-90 tanks. The Tank Biathlon commenced at Alabino Ranges on July 29.

A total of 19 countries have participated in the event and the top 12 of them were to be selected for stage II relay race. The competition is an international event conducted as part of the International Army Games held every year since 2013 at Alabino Ranges in Russia.

International Army Games involve 28 events which are organised in Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and China. The Indian Army team has been participating in the competition for the past three years.

Sources said it was for the first time that the Indian team was participating with its own T-90 tanks at the competition. The competition simulates actual battle field conditions involving driving at high speed and entails switching from one mode of operation to another at a fast pace.

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    YOUR MATHER
    Aug 16, 2017 at 12:10 pm
    indian suck
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    Kushal Kumar
    Aug 13, 2017 at 6:23 am
    It has also been said in the news report that design of these tanks was taken from Russia. This condition of our battle T-tank90 , on the face of it , could probably be a cause of concern while we may have to hear more from our defense experts and scientists on the technical snags developed during race of these tanks. While alerting nation for more care and appropriate strategy in relation to concerns which could have our focus in August 2017 , this Vedic astrology writer had said this : - “ Some issues could come to surface in relation to defense deals and cause uneasiness”. This was a part of the alerts in article “ 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. It seems the alert was somewhere meaningful.
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