I believe @Dazzler has refuted most of these in depth:Thoughts on this video?
As @m52k85 said, during war time the ERA mounting will be more comprehensive.In some points the guy is right, especially when he talks about the ERA protection, Alkhalid lacks a proper cover of ERA, I am pointing out this for 20 years!
Its mostly contained in the 10 pages of this thread as conversation between @Dazzler @Tipu7 and @HRK : https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/mbt-modernization-program-a-step-in-the-right-direction.660224/page-5
For your second question, several Mech Divs have come up recently.
Dear, I know it but won't like to share for obvious reasons as you may understand.
Sir, without going into the Division numbers my question is where did we get the tank numbers from for this extensive mechanization?Armor component of 11 Div has also been increased extensively.
The correct number of armour regiments is now more than 60....Sir, without going into the Division numbers my question is where did we get the tank numbers from for this extensive mechanization?
Assuming the following based on formations that are known to be armoured :
1. Armoured Div: 7 tank regiments x 2 (6th and 1st)
2. Mech Div: 5 tank regiments x 2 (25th and 26th)
3. Ind Arm Brigade: 2 tank regiments x 9 (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_Army#/media/File:Pakistan_Army_Structure.png)
That gives 42 regiments.
The tank numbers we have prior to VT-4 arrival:
1. AK-1: 2 (maybe even 1)
2. AK: 7
3: T-80s: 7
4. Type85: 7
5. Al Zarrar: max estimate 14
Thats a total of 37 tank regiments while we need 42 to fulfil the number plated divisions and brigades let alone secret ones.
That would mean more the 2,400 tanks. So do you mean apart from the 1,500 to 1,600 AKs, T-80s, Type85 and Al Zarrar the remaining 800 are older T59s and 69s? I thought those had been phased out to FC or put into storage.The correct number of armour regiments is now more than 60....