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  • The prototype of the country’s indigenous light tank Zorawar is ready and will soon be subjected to extensive trials

  • jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) along with Larsen & Toubro as the lead integrator

  • DRDO has taken up a project to develop a new engine domestically, developed by Cummins

  • Initially, a German engine was identified as the best suitable to power the light tank. 

  • However, its procurement got delayed due to export clearances from Germany

  • New 1,400-HP engine is also under development for the Arjun Mk1A main battle tank

  • Zorawar has been developed from the drawing board within the shortest possible time and capable of operation in the most challenging environment on earth: extreme weather and extreme height with minimal logistic support in high-altitude area along the northern border

  • DRDO and the L&T teamed up to develop a light tank indigenously along with many Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises who have been roped in for various sub-system development to encourage indigenous development of Defence weapon platform through industry.



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