The contract for transfer of technology for licensed production of T-90 tanks was signed on Feb 15,2001 between Government of India and Federal State Unitary Enterprise “State Corporation ‘Rosvoorouzhenic’ Russian Federation.” Production of T-90 tanks has commenced In Ordnance Factories.
So far 186 tanks have been supplied by assembly of Semi-Knocked Down/Completely Knocked Down kits. Supply of T-90 Tanks through indigenous production of components will commence from 2009-10. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Hansraj G. Ahir in Lok Sabha today.
OVERHAULING OF T-72 TANKS IN HVF
Sixty two T-72 Tanks are awaiting completion of overhaul at Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Avadi. In the year 2009-10 it is proposed to overhaul a total number of 120 tanks at HVF, for which the remaining tanks would be sent by the Army. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri M.M. Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri T.K. Rangarajan in Rajya Sabha on 15-7-2009