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INDIAN ARMY WILL SOON GET OVER 2,600 ‘MADE IN INDIA’ INFANTRY COMBAT VEHICLES

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The Union Defence Ministry is going to manufacture at least 2,610 future infantry combat vehicles (FICVs) for the Army under the 'Make in India' project for which the estimated cost is about Rs 60,000 crore.

According to some sources, two of the five private contenders apart from the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) will be selected to design and build prototypes for the FICVs, reports The Times of India.

Around Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 crore will be funded by the government constituting 80% of the development cost, the report adds.

"The best prototype will then be selected for mass production. The ministry's integrated project management team (IPMT) is in the final stage of evaluating the EoI (expression of interest) responses submitted by the OFB and five private vendors," a source informed the newspaper.

The list of private contenders include L&T, Mahindra, Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering and two consortiums of Tata Motors-Bharat Forge and Tata Power SED-Titagarh Wagons.

According to a report by Financial Express, the FICV programme was approved in 2009 and the expression of interest (EoI) was first issued in 2010, but was subsequently cancelled after there were faults in the evaluation process in December 2012.

In 2015, the Army re-issued the EoI after a gap of three years to 10 Indian companies and had sought responses by mid-January 2016.

What all the FICVs will be equipped with?

The FICVs will be equipped with anti-tank missiles, cannons and machine guns and can be used both on land and water. It will transport infantry soldiers into the battlefield behind tanks. They will replace the old Russian -origin BMP-II infantry combat vehicles, currently used by the Indian Army.

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bad news for the indian infuntry that its made in india! :lol:

What do you mean? This is a huge program, huge for the private sector. And it is being made in India. TATA, Reliance, Mahindra, etc., who ever the two short listed are, will raise a dedicated armored assembly line for this program.




TATA Motors, with Bharat Forge, General Dynamics have shown their design pitch. The turret is not clear, however.
 

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Hope private sector does a good job and in future sarkari defence firms will not get major contracts
 

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yeah, until it gets hit with an rpg! Anyways, good luck in the battlefield, it'll need it, hope that your infuntry men write a good letter of good bye to their family members before getting in that thing in war time! ;)

Wow, what a great response.:rolleyes:
 

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Good for indian private defence manufacturers.
PM Modis make in India will hugely boost the indian military industrial complex.:tup:
 

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Don't forget who's arming the vehicle. That's not an Indian designed turret:D.






I work for the company that makes it:enjoy:, but wont confirm whether or not the MCT-30R will actually grace the production model.

The US Army recently opted to up-gun their Stryker vehicles with the same system.
 
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Yeah and only you people have RPGs and ATGMs. The FICV will have a 3 tier protection system. Good luck with that.

Every argument a Pakistani poster makes, shows their one-sided opinion. Good luck with it.
well, bring this tin can on the battlefield and you'll find out.
 

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well, bring this tin can on the battlefield and you'll find out.
What we have here gentlemen?

A Pakistani certifying an FICV made by a reputable firm as a tin can.

I'll try to inform TATA officials about your "who gives a ****" opinions.

Thanks you very much. Now shoo.
 

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