India is developing Arjun Mark II main battle tanks (MBTs) after manufacturing Arjun Mark I, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.
Government has cleared a proposal to procure 66,000 Mango anti-tank shells from Russia to equip its armoured fleet including the latest T-90 tanks which have been facing shortage of critical ammunition for its weapon systems.
Seeking to address the issue of bursting barrels of Army tanks due to ammunition, the government is planning to replace them with canons of T-90 tanks in collaboration with Russia.
Invar is a weapon fired from the gun barrel of T-90, over 1,600 of which would be inducted into the Armed Forces in the next few years.
A Defence Ministry report on Monday said a contract was signed with Russia in 2010 for 16,000 rounds of ammunition for T-90 tanks.
Day in Pics: 29th November
Showbiz World - November 29, 2014