Zorawar Light Tank

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India's indigenously designed and developed light tank, tentatively named Zorawar, is likely to be ready for trials soon.

About Zorawar Light Tank

  • It is an indigenously designed and developed Light Tank.
  • It was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in collaboration with Larsen & Toubro Limited.
  • Features:
    • It is designed to operate in varying terrain, from high-altitude areas and marginal terrains to island territories.
    • It will be highly transportable for rapid deployment to meet any operational situation.
    • It will be equipped with all the modern technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Drone Integration, a high degree of situational awareness, and amphibious operation capability.
    • It will weigh less than 25 tonnes with a high power-to-weight ratio as well as superior firepower and protection.

Who was Zorawar?

  • He was a military general, Zorawar Singh Kahluria, and had served under Jammu’s Raja Gulab Singh in the 19th Century.
  • He is honoured for his conquests in the Himalayas, including Ladakh, Tibet, Baltistan, and Skardu.

Q1) What is the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)?

DRDO is the R&D wing of Ministry of Defence, Govt of India, with a vision to empower India with cutting-edge defence technologies and a mission to achieve self-reliance in critical defence technologies and systems, while equipping our armed forces with state-of-the-art weapon systems and equipment in accordance with requirements laid down by the three Services. 

Source: India's 'Zorawar' Light Tank, Designed For Operations On China Border, To Be Ready This Month For Trials In December