AR­JUN MK.II BE­GINS USER TRIAL-BY-FIRE

SP's LandForces - - NEWS IN BRIEF -

It’s the most cru­cial phase for Project Ar­jun. The new and im­proved Ar­jun Mk.II has be­gun user tri­als in the deserts of Ra­jasthan, an ex­er­cise that hope­fully con­firm its use­ful­ness to the In­dian Army. With over 90 im­prove­ments to the base Mk.I ver­sion, the Chen­nai-based Com­bat Ve­hi­cles R&D Es­tab­lish­ment (CVRDE) has been steeped in fine­tun­ing the plat­form for the last 24 months, hop­ing to meet the strin­gent de­mands of the Army, a cus­tomer who was hard to please with the Mk.I as well. The re­sults of the Mk.II user tri­als will be cru­cial to the fu­ture of a project that traces its ori­gins to the af­ter­math of the 1971 war. The Army has placed an in­dent for 116 Mk.IIs, in ad­di­tion to the 124 Mk.I tanks al­ready in ser­vice with two tank reg­i­ments in the Ra­jasthan sec­tor.

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