Armoured Recovery Vehicles:
The Indian Army recently began the process to procure 170 Armoured Recovery Vehicles (ARVs) to enhance its operational capabilities.
- Armoured Recovery Vehicles are specialised military vehicles designed to recover and maintain armoured vehicles on the battlefield.
- These vehicles are crucial for keeping armoured units operational by recovering damaged or disabled tanks and other armoured vehicles, performing field repairs, and evacuating casualties.
- They are normally built on the chassis of a main battle tank (MBT), but some are also constructed on the basis of other armoured fighting vehicles, mostly armoured personnel carriers (APCs).