Russia first presented at an arms fair in India, the latest version of the modernization of the T-90, from which refused the Defense Ministry. Combat Vehicle interested in the Indians, but the contracts for the purchase of its not yet concluded.
"The T-90ms — our deep modernization, but it is not yet requested the Indian side," — said Viktor Komardin, head of Rosoboronexport delegation at the ongoing New Delhi VII International Exhibition of land and naval defense systems DefexpoIndia 2012. "The deal so far, but the interest in our tanks high," — said, in turn, the deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Vyacheslav Dzirkaln.
T-90ms is equipped with new fire control systems, security, satellite and inertial navigation systems. It also installed an upgraded chassis, wheel control and automatic transmission, which reduces the strain on the driver. With this tank can more effectively wage war.
According to RIA "Novosti", the demonstration of the first sample of the new tank was a landmark, as India is the main foreign customer of T-90. These machines make up a quarter tank fleet Indian Army.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation from purchasing this tank refused last summer. The Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said then that heavy armored forces in plenty, and the military need to really a new car, rather than the T-90, which is a deep modernization of the Soviet T-72.
As for India, it is said Dzirkaln, this country remains the largest buyer of Russian weapons. The total amount of orders in the Indian portfolio of Russian arms sales is about $ 11 billion — nearly one-third of the total exports.
Dzirkaln also said that in April this year, Delhi will give nuclear submarine "Nerpa". In turn, the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Roman Trocenko added that his company this year will give India two combat frigate and an aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya" — the former Soviet aircraft carrier "Admiral Gorshkov", which is being upgraded for India since 1999.