Ukraine is going to upgrade tanks in India – media

Украина собирается модернизировать танки Индии – СМИ

The estimated demand of the customer – more than a thousand units of T-72 tank.

Ukraine and India fulfill the expansion plans of military-technical cooperation, the parties are holding negotiations on the program of modernization of T-72 tanks of the Armed forces of India, has informed Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” a source in the defense sector.

“The Indian side is interested in placing an order for the modernization of T-72 in Ukraine, currently the parties are negotiating on the organization of cooperation. The estimated demand of the Indian customer in the modernized T-72, according to some estimates, is estimated at more than 1 thousand units,” – stated in the message.

According to the source, the main Indian requirements – conduct re-engine armored vehicles with engine replacement for a Ukrainian 6TD-2 power 1200 HP, and also equip tanks with air conditioning and Autonomous power plant.

T-72 “Ural” – the most massive in the world main battle tank of the second generation, designed and manufactured by Uralvagonzavod (Nizhny Tagil, Russia) is in service with countries of the former Soviet Union.

Was exported to Warsaw Pact countries, Finland, India, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Modification of T-72 produced under license in Yugoslavia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and India, which in turn also exported them.

India is among the oldest and most promising partners of Ukraine in military-technical cooperation. In 2009, the parties concluded one of the largest contracts in the amount of about $400 million to repair and upgrade 105 machines An-32 of Indian air force. Earlier the Indian side has already voiced interest in boosting bilateral military and technical cooperation in the field of technology transfer, the development in India of production of military products with the assistance of Ukrainian enterprises, as well as in the field of joint scientific military developments.

Ukraine aims to ensure that by 2019, a fivefold increase in the volume of military-technical cooperation with India to bring its volume up to $500 million a year.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that in Croatia are investigating the purchase of Ukraine’s MiG.