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    excellent update thanks.

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    So a transmission failure becomes as engine problem, gun problem and what not!. Why such misinformation even happens i don’t get it.

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    tank man

    leave it to the indian media to distort a simple transmission problem into something that makes it seem as though the arjun is a monumental disaster. the express report today quiting dolly shekhawat that arjun is no longer acceptable is foolish. the arjun is ready for action. how much russian money will these Mech Forces dogs eat before they are satiated?

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    the recent trials saw no glitches, snags or problems with the Arjun’s 120mm weapon system, the engine, hydro-pneumatic suspension or laser range finder

    Oh don’t worry, these problems will be coming in the next “trails”.

    Are DODO still think that ARMY buys 1000s of Arjun?

    We are still awaiting the GSQR you promised of FMBT 2020.

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    You are contradicting yourself, or don’t trust your sources well. You start by rubbishing the ‘sabotage’ theory but towards the end you have a quote:
    “Everyone is baffled. If a tank can run smoothly for thousands of kilometers, why do problems only crop up during trials?”
    So, rewrite the article, and say that the minister’s theory has takers in Avadi!!

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    Shiv Aroor

    anon: actually, they said they were baffled at the never-ending bad luck — that failures indeed take place particularly during trials. they laugh at the possibility of sabotage. so there’s no contradiction!

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    No sabotage: unless you look at the Army’s report about the tank’s “failures” – once it was pushed past operating procedures. And its staunch refusal to test out the Arjun against the T-72 or T-90 in head-to-head trials.

    Why the hell not? Esp given that they agreed to do so a couple of years back.

    Can we roast the appropriate Army man for this please?

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    bad luck it seems…Shiv tell your source Major General Har Milap Singh that this tank will never be made to take off by the army, no matter what, becuase the DRDO, of which Har Milap is a part of, has made nothing but a piece of shit and you Shiv Aroor, those fraud DRDO bastards invite you and make you drive the Arjun, so you sing thier laurels…bloody traitor….you’re the one who wrote against them in Express…now with thier hospitality you’ve gone blind…all this is a hog wash..this tank is finished….one more holiday for the officials in Germany…ahem

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    Aroor, writing stories for Express here, in the name of yoir blog….those copycats have no shame and will agiain steal stuff from here, as you too are working on the sly for Express…..guys Aroor is on the pay roll of Express as well along with HT…….

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    Has DRDO started any work for arjun mk2, because i see no hope for this arjun in the army. i think they should add some sloping amour next time.

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    PTI Report: The Army on Thursday night said there were no major snags in the country’s indigenous Main Battle Tank Arjun and it plans to go ahead with their induction.

    “The very fact that we have placed orders for 124 Arjun tanks means that army wants to induct them,” a senior army officer said as Army Chief general Deepak Kapoor completed his fresh inspection of the tanks at the Avadi factory near Chennai.

    The officer said if some observations had been made about the tanks performance these need to be rectified. However, he said, in fresh inspection no major snags had been found and some minor faults were being attended to.

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    Would not be the Germans in ideal position to comment whether the failure could be result of sabotage (related to transmission failure )as compared to Avadi folks ? If yes, then how can one state that “nobody at Avadi believes there has been any sabotage ” theory.

    If there is even an ounce of possibilty of sabotage…let the germans speak before putting a lid on sabotage theory. This will do good to both Pro and Anti groups of this project

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    M Jayapal (cvrde)

    Guys,in my opinion, what i would say is to have a consistent gunner and driver, consistent means “the best”.
    Because as far the problems in the trails are concerned , we face problem only when we change the drivers and gunners, so in my point of view what i would like to say is to have a the same driver and gunner for the whole trail.


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