India starts project of producing indigenous Main Battle Tanks (MBTs)
India has started an ambitious project of producing indigenous Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mark-I. Production of MBTs under this project has already started in Heavy Vehicle Factory (HVF), Avadi. This factory already has produced and delivered 121 numbers of indigenously designed and developed MBT Arjun Mark-I to Army.
Arjun Mark-I is designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). DRDO has spent Rs.305.60 crore for design and development. Ordnance Factory Board has created different facilities for manufacturing of this tank in its different factories and spent Rs.86.73 crore on it.