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Will Alzarrar regiments be deployed at the western Border if so why?
why in the west? anyways, hope that the purpose is to shed out Type 59s from the inventory by re-equipping regiments, and that there are no new raisings for now. quality over quantity.

the distribution of armour is, at the end of the day, all speculation when you go down at brigade-level. some may have 2, some may have 3. not all are known.
 

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As i heard First Regiment delivery to be completed by Sep 20-21... Total 4 regiments are on order
Present order of 300 is sufficient to equip six complete regiments, plus 36 to 40 tanks for training installations , attrition and reserves.

A repeat order in the near future, of an upgraded variant of VT4 will see us rearming our second armoured division as well.

We would thus have almost 600 surplus tanks, almost equally divided between T80s and AZ. Possible options could be raising of another two armored or mechanised divisions, or raising upto 7 armored or independent armored brigades.

Or we can allow the T80s to remain in place, and utilise the upgraded VT4s for another division or independent brigades.

Possible scenarios and options..... Interesting though.
 

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Total no. Envisaged at this poi t in time by PA is 1000. To be inducted in batches.
I think PA also plans to follow the thunder model according to which each batch is upgraded and more advance than the previous.

After it's induction is complete PA will be primarily operating 3 types ie Al Khalid, T80UD And VT4. Al Zarrar will continue to operate with FC.
T85 will be held in reserve.
 

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Total no. Envisaged at this poi t in time by PA is 1000. To be inducted in batches.
I think PA also plans to follow the thunder model according to which each batch is upgraded and more advance than the previous.

After it's induction is complete PA will be primarily operating 3 types ie Al Khalid, T80UD And VT4. Al Zarrar will continue to operate with FC.
T85 will be held in reserve.
1000 of VT4?
 

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Total no of AK and VT envisaged at this point wont materialize with snap of finger but will take at least 3-5 year....if the situation remains favourable ie.

wt do u expect the a.c. boys to be doing till than.... the t85 are a potent machine and form our second line of defence.

Al zarrar could go to fc and the formations defending our western flank could get t85.
With the raising of new a.c. regt, we are short of quality machines.
In such a scenario t55/59 could be our reserve.
 
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Present order of 300 is sufficient to equip six complete regiments, plus 36 to 40 tanks for training installations , attrition and reserves.

A repeat order in the near future, of an upgraded variant of VT4 will see us rearming our second armoured division as well.

We would thus have almost 600 surplus tanks, almost equally divided between T80s and AZ. Possible options could be raising of another two armored or mechanised divisions, or raising upto 7 armored or independent armored brigades.

Or we can allow the T80s to remain in place, and utilise the upgraded VT4s for another division or independent brigades.

Possible scenarios and options..... Interesting though.
T80 along with AK form the tip of our spear and the overall and upgradation they are going through will add a lot of advanced features to it and bring it close to oplot.
They are not going any where. AZ is a different story altogether, hence HIT stopped the program some years ago.
 

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Glad to hear :yahoo:
...excuse my lack of knowledge...I've been rather busy lately and haven't been frequenting PDF as much as I used to.
No need to excuse yourself brother, many of us are busy. The only thing that matters that we all keep on coming together to make sure our Fatherland perseveres and remains strong.
 

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