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Pakistan Army inducts China-made VT-4 battle tanks


Pakistan is the third nation to have purchased these tanks from China after Thailand and Nigeria.

The Pakistan Army has formally inducted the primary batch of the China-made VT-4 battle tanks into its armoury.

Produced by Chinese state-owned armoured car producer, Norinco, the supply of VT-4 tanks from the producer started in April final yr.

The Army’s media affairs wing in a press release mentioned that Commander Mangla Corps, Lieutenant General Shaheen Mehmood, on Wednesday visited the Armoured Division and inspected the primary batch of VT-4 tanks.

Major General Rashid Mahmood briefed the commander about ongoing publish cargo inspections of the primary batch of tanks, the assertion mentioned.

General Mehmood additionally witnessed the mobility and maneuverability take a look at of the tanks.

Earlier, the Army after its on-field checks in September final yr had mentioned the tanks could be employed in an offensive function by strike formations after induction. “The VT-4 is compatible with any modern tank in the world integrating advanced armour protection, maneuverability, fire power capabilities and state-of-the-art technology,” the Army had mentioned.

Pakistan has been shopping for numerous weapons from China which has change into its dependable companion within the defence discipline.

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