MBT Arjun Inducted into The Army


Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi, has successfully designed, developed and produced the state-of-the-art Arjun Tank at the Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi. Five Tanks rolled out from the portals of HVF, Avadi on 7 August 2004.Defence Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee handed over the inspection, issue document and key of the Tank at a ceremonial function to the Chief of the Army Staff, General NC Vij who in tern gave the key to Col JS Yadav, Commading Officer, 43 Regiment–the first regiment to be equipped with Indian MBT.

Shri Pranab Mukherjee handing over the key to Gen NC Vij

Shri BK Handique, Minister of State for Defence and Parliamentary Affairs; Dr VK Aatre, the then SA to RM; Dr VS Arunachalam, former SA to RM; and Shri M Natarajan, the then DS, CCR&D (ACE), now SA to RM were among the dignitaries who graced the occasion.

A view of the MBT Arjun

| HOME |