In a major milestone towards indigenisation of defence products, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman handed over two fully indigenous battle tank engines, V-46-6 and V92S2, to power T-72 Ajeya tank and the T-90 Bhishma tank.
The engines have been produced by the Engine Factory Avadi (EFA), which is a unit of Ordnance Factory Board.
The engines were handed to the Vice Chief of Army Staff.
She said the “indigenisation of two of the three types of tanks used by the Army, had made the Army battle-ready”.
She also hailed the effort and said that this has resulted in savings for the exchequer.
Defence Minister Sitharaman also underlined the importance of manufacturing defence products used by the armed forces.
The EFA has manufactured more than 12,000 engines since its inception in 1987 for the Indian Army.>