Saturday, December 03, 2011

PHOTOS: Indian Armour At Exercise Sudarshan Shakti


Photos / DPR Defence

26 comments :

sahanshu said...

superb pics shiv....specially the tank race....

chand said...

shiv sir what are the brick like things on the tanks in the last lot of pics.....are they the reactive armour????

Black Hawk said...

where are the Arjuns????

Manu said...

Superb pics.Thanks for sharing. The tree camo on the tanks is awesome. BTW what is the mileage of tanks..haha.

Shiv Aroor said...

Chand: Yes, ERA.

KETAN said...

awsmm pics sir.thnks for sharin it this erly aftr rctifyn.

Anonymous said...

Shiv sir why we can not see any t-90 and arjun mbt. Its looks like only some bmp 2 and upgraded t-72 tanks in the pics.

Anonymous said...

Gr8 pics,but what are those beacons next to BMP in 2nd pics?

R.K.M said...

sirji why we don't
get a single shot of ARJUN

R.K.M said...

SIRJI WHY WE DON'T GET SINGLE SHOT OF ARJUNs

Gourish said...

No arjun..why doesn't the army promote its use of arjun..its as if they've been forced to use it..and on the other hand its perfectly happy with T-72..a single photo of arjun been treated on par with T 90 would have been a sight..heck even T 72 is treated nice..why this kolaveri..

Anonymous said...

@Black Hawk

Army has found out another 23.5 areas of improvement in Arjun while trying to park it outside training range. The .5 is because they are still not sure whether its an improvement,defect or completely new feature :)

Gautam said...

Glad to see the T-72s are finally being upgraded. But as past wars have shown even with Kontact ERA the T-72 is still vulnerable to anti-tank missiles. They all need to be replaced with T-90s and Arjuns before the end of the decade.

I hope the Indian Army finally got the funding to order air conditioning systems for these tanks. A major issue is that the temperature inside gets so high in hot and humid conditions that crew members are dehydrated and even prone to fainting. DRDO tried to develop an air conditioner and (surprise) failed.

Mr. Ra said...

Thanx for the photos.

T-90,s look menacing in the deserts. They must be formidable in combination with Arjun,s and adequate air support.

Anonymous said...

Where is our desert Ferrari Arjun ? Those T-72s look so dated

Anonymous said...

I think here nobody noticed that there is no T-90 TANKS photos. Or is there anybody know that in which photo T-90 has been shown. After all t-90 is the core strength of indian army's mechanized division at present. Does anybody have any answer.

panic said...

Army seems to be Happy, to use Vintage T 72, Watered Down T 90.
(Both Tanks incapable of Fighting at Night).
When it Comes to Arjun MBT, which is a much Capable Tank. Army gets Cold Feet. I Wonder Why ?
Its only Indian Navy, who support`s Indegenous Hardware, while the Rest are Happy with what ever they get from Foreign Vendors.
Even if they are, Watered Down Version`s.

Anonymous said...

Sir , please try 2 get pic of Arjun tank

partha said...

Go on....INDIAN ARMY!
Fabolous Pics.Thanks Siv sir.

Anonymous said...

anon @11:27 pm, among the best toungue in cheek statements I have read in a while on a defense blog.

Take a bow.

Mr. Ra said...

Yes, I also see that there are no Pics of T-90s. Anyhow does not matters and better luck next time.

Anonymous said...

Where are the Arjuns? Can you kick some MOD butt for doing what they do best. Ignoring desi stuff.

Anonymous said...

Dear Shiv,
Any idea on progress of T-72s with regard to optics/electronics/running gear/

Anonymous said...

too much huffing and puffing with these rumbling beasts ..should move on to new technologies and tools,,seems like the tank era is over, big monstors rolling down making lot of noise and creating lot of dust can be detected easily...

Anonymous said...

Shiv...a mig-21 has crashed, any update on it.

Adarsh Bhat said...

The second picture from the top, is the soldier carrying an 84mm Carl Gustav? I'm surprised at their continued use in this age of ERA.