The entire T-90 fiasco is in the public domain for people to read, and it is abundantly clear that there are elements in the Army (starting with the DGMF office) which have sold themselves hook, line, and sinker to the Russians. Even after the CAG report on the Arjun vs. T-90 field trials went public, showing outright that the much-vaunted T-90 was pretty much hammered in almost every category by the Arjun Mk.I (including the much hyped mobility trials, where the T-90 should've apparently excelled against the heavier tank), the Army asked for further improvements for the Arjun Mk.II model, ordered more T-90's from Russia, asked for the TI sight to be imported from Thales, AND then asked DRDO to develop an AC unit for the T-90 to be retrofitted on existing and future units !!!
How can an army, whose on-the-ground units risk their lives everyday to keep India safe, have such traitors and betrayers in their upper echelons? Is there not even a shred of conscience in these folks that they shamelessly ask for continuous improvements in the Arjun, but are happy to accept Russian sardine cans as their MBT? Doesn't the DGMF realize that they are putting at risk not just soldiers' lives, but the entire country's future based on getting into the pants of a Natasha and having a suitcase full of worthless roubles? How can anyone in their right mind see that a domestic product, in its first iteration, is already better than the imported competitor, never mind the second upgraded iteration, and yet provide a directive to procure more of the sub-standard import?
This last statement might breach the forum rules, but honestly, I have wanted to say it on this forum for over a decade now, so I will proceed to do so: "Those in the country who are found guilty of being influenced (monetarily or otherwise) to ask for more imported T-90's in order to curtail the Arjun tank's progress and production should be taken to India Gate, pronounced guilty in absolutely clear terms, and be shot live on television (I have more unspeakable punishments in mind, but this will do) for treason and endangering the country's security, as well as the lives of its soldiers."