Like a Boss: Indians Mount Chairs Outside T-90 Tank
AFP 2018 / Sam PANTHAKYMilitary & Intelligence17:52 11.05.2018(updated 17:56 11.05.2018) Get short URL
Looks like some big-shot fans of tank warfare prefer the comfy ride outside their armored machines to being squeezed into the crammed quarters inside.
During a recent drill in India, two commanding officers were spotted relaxing inside a pair of armchairs expressly set up for them right behind the turret of a T-90S Bhishma tank.
Rossiiskaya Gazeta wrote that this is not the first time that Indian military men have been seen riding the advanced Russian-designed battle tanks in such a bizarre manner.
India is the main foreign buyer of the T-90 tanks. The first batch of the state-of-the-art fighting vehicles arrived in the country in 2000.
Six years later, the Indian government shelled out $2.5 billion for a license to produce 1,000 T-90 Bhishma tanks.
The first such tanks assembled in India joined the country’s armed forces in 2009.
By 2020 India plans to have up to 2,000 T-90 tanks.
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