Nepal, India may sell T-72 main battle tanks to balance China (Mainland)
Indian Army equipment, T-71M1 main battle tanks
LONDON, December 11: India’s Telegraph and the Times of India reported that Indian media 10, the day before Nepal’s defense minister to visit India, the graduated from the military in India and China’s National Defense will be high during the reception. Allegedly, according to Nepal, India is likely to be secretary of defense’s request to sell more vehicles T-72 tanks, in order to win over Nepal in the region to balance China’s growing influence.
India or Nepal to sell T-72 main battle tanks
reported that Nepal Defense investigation Hartmann Singh Gurung (Chhattraman Singh Gurung) will be held from 11 to India for an eight-day visit during which he will repeat purchase five years ago, the requirements of the Indian tanks. The procurement requirements may also include artillery, Insas assault rifles, ammunition, personnel carriers, body armor and targeting equipment. In fact, India has been to Nepal “non-lethal” weapons and equipment, but now it must be made whether to restore the friendship between the sale price of light weapons to the Nepalese decision.
Nepal five years ago, as first proposed procurement requirements of the tank as it was when the Indian army tanks in Nepal once again offered to buy some ridiculous demands. An Indian officer joked after hearing the news in Nepal is not trying to tanks up to Mount Everest. Indian army officers say this is because the tank is a plain weapon, while 75 percent of Nepal’s territory is mountainous.
reported that Nepal hopes to India in two phases sold at preferential prices to buy 100 tanks. Nepal’s request to purchase weapons, including Russian-made T-72 tanks. Indian Army T-72 main battle tanks, but gradually the modern system to replace the Russian T-90 tanks. Reported that Nepal’s military procurement requirements of these highlights 2005 -06 years after the end of monarchy and the army of the country’s level of threat perception.
reports that New Delhi not neglect Nepal weapons procurement requirements. Five years ago, India refused to buy Sri Lanka’s military requirements, the latter with Tammy Eelam LTTE’s combat advantage, from China and Pakistan were forced to purchase military equipment. In addition, Indonesia 1700 km between the two countries and opening the border, so its very vigilant towards China’s increasing influence in Nepal. In fact, the predecessor of the Royal Nepalese army in Nepal is almost totally dependent on India for military training and supplies. However, such assistance in India in 2005 to suspend.
Nepalese defense minister’s visit to India by the high standard of courtesy
out of Chinese influence in Nepalese rising concerns, the Defense Minister Gurung of Nepal visit to India will be a high standard of hospitality. Moreover, the Indian President Pratibha Patil to be India’s 14 gave him “honorary Army Chief of Staff” in the title. The honorary post, Indonesia military ties between the two countries most closely symbol of Nepal’s chief of staff specifically for the set. However, this close relationship with the 2005 Nepal’s former king Gyanendra ascended the throne and ended as India worried about the Maoists in Nepal, the military officers occupy key positions.
reported that receiving the honorary title of the same day, Gurung will visit the Indian Army chief Deepak Kapoor’s Office to hear a report on “India’s security concept,” the report. Moreover, during his visit to India with Indian Defense Minister Gurung also Anthony, Minister of Foreign Affairs Krishna, National Security Advisor MK Narayanan, Chief of Army Staff General Deepak calorie Poole, the Indian Air Force, Air Marshal PV Naik, Vice Chief of Staff, Chief of Naval Staff Verma and India and held talks with Foreign Secretary La Aoqi. According to a senior official said during the talks, India, Indonesia, two countries will view the Asia-Pacific regional security, issues of concern to India and Nepal to discuss the current situation and other issues.
12 December, Gurung will travel to northern India in search Bangdeladui Wuda Blue City, as an important guest at the Indian Military Academy’s graduation read operation. December 16, he will go to the Indian Defence Staff College, Wellington speech. He will visit India, Agra, Haridwar and other places. Coincidentally, the 1970s, when Gurung was educated at the Indian Military Academy graduate, and after that, he entered the Chinese National Defense University study.
India recently restored military aid to Nepal. Before that, before the absolute power of Nepal Gyanendra and declared a state of tension after the Nepalese countries, bilateral relations have been put on hold. In 2008, Nepal’s Maoists won the Constituent Assembly elections, was sworn in as Nepal 帕苏巴卡麦 Jorda Hal Prime Minister of India in Nepal’s forces completely subversive. As members of Nepal’s Maoist significantly more inclined to befriend China, so India had a “positive attitude” and access to them. Today, members have withdrawn from the Government of Nepal Maoists, India is trying to take the opportunity to restore military ties between the two countries to the 2005 level. (Compiled: Spring)