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Zorawar Light Tank

Zorawar Light Tank:

Defence officials said that the prototype of the country’s indigenous light tank Zorawar is ready and will soon be subjected to extensive trials.

  • Zorawar Light Tank is an indigenously designed and developed Light Tank.
  • It was jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) along with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) as the lead integrator.
  • It was named after a military general, Zorawar Singh Kahluria, who had served under Jammu’s Raja Gulab Singh in the 19th Century.
  • It weighs a maximum of 25 tonnes, which is a key requirement of the light tank which ensures it can be transported by air.
  • The tank will be able to fire at high angles of elevation and perform the role of limited artillery and is an agile weapon platform.
  • It is designed to operate in varying terrain, from high-altitude areas and marginal terrains to island territories.
  • It will be equipped with all the modern technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Drone Integration, a high degree of situational awareness, and amphibious operation capability.
  • Unique about this tank is the weight as well as the combination of the fundamental parameters of a tank, which is the fire, power, mobility and protection. All three are optimized in such a way that the weight is also maintained.