Zorawar Project: On Thursday, the defense ministry gave the green signal to military proposals worth Rs 85 billion amid the ongoing dispute with China over the LoC. These include light tanks manufactured in the country itself under the Zorawar Project for the Army. The Indian Army especially seeks these light tanks to deploy against China in the adjacent Line of Control (LOC) in eastern Ladakh.
The Indian Army has started Project-Zorawar for light tanks against China in the LoC adjacent to eastern Ladakh. Under this project, preparations are being made to obtain an indigenous light tank. What is special is that the light tank project is named after the former commander of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Zorawar Singh, who defeated the Chinese army in Tibet in the 19th century.
According to the information, the Indian Army will soon get approval from the Ministry of Defense to take light tanks. These light tanks will be manufactured in the country under Make in India. According to the sources, the Indian Army wants to take these tanks to deploy them in the LoC i.e. the Line of Actual Control adjacent to eastern Ladakh.
The Indian army wants to take a light tank
Actually, the tanks currently available with the Indian Army are for plains and deserts. Either the Russian T-72 or the T-90 or the indigenous Arjun tank. All these tanks are 45-70 tons. While Project Zorawar light tanks will be about 25 tons. To deploy in the China-adjacent LoC, one has to go through the highest steps in the world. In such a situation, there are many difficulties in reaching the LoC for the T-72 and other heavy tanks. This is the reason why the Indian Army wants to take light tanks.
State-of-the-art features will be included in light tanks.
According to information, under Project Zorawar, light tanks will have the same firepower as heavy tanks and will also be equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) equipped drones. These light tanks can also move from high mountains to gorges. Let us tell you that China has already deployed light tanks in the LoC adjacent to eastern Ladakh. The Indian Army has also deployed T-72 tanks here. But now, for a quick move, the Indian Army wants to take a light tank under the Zorawar Project.
The Indian army entered Tibet in 1841 and defeated the Chinese.
Significantly, Zorawar Singh was the commander of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. He entered Tibet in 1841 and defeated the Chinese army. After defeating the Chinese army, Zorawar Singh along with his soldiers went to Kailash Mansarovar, the holy pilgrimage site of Hindus. After this, Zorawar Singh’s soldiers came to India with the Chinese flag. The current Jammu and Kashmir Rifle Regiment (JACK RIF) of the Indian Army is considered to be a descendant of Zorawar Singh’s army.
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