India-China Border Dispute: Indian T-90 Vs Chinese T-15 Tanks
According to reports, militaries of both nations have deployed tanks in the Pangong lake area namely India’s T-90 and Chinese T-15.
Against the background of another escalation of tension on the Indian-Chinese border on the Galwan Valley, both sides are deploying their most modern tanks capable of operating in mountainous areas to this area. The Indian Army is pulling up their T-90C Bhishma and T-72M1 Ajeya, produced under a Russian license, as well as directly purchased in Russia, the Chinese are getting their own new tanks, Type 15 or ZTQ-15. It is known that the domestic T-90s perform quite well in the highlands, while the Chinese until recently had a fairly light and reliable tank.
However, progress does not stand still, and in 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Defence officially confirmed the adoption of the light “mountain” tank under the “Type 15” index. The Chinese tank is equipped with a computerized fire control system that detects and identifies targets at a distance of up to 3 km and can be equipped with remotely controlled combat modules. The unique feature of India’s T-90 Bhishma tank is its ability to fire the Invar anti-tank missile from its barrel.
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