katare you seem to have problem with reading comprehension or are just plain foolish- think of that before arrogantly saying that i am making things up.
i know so called force journalists and other DDM person. it is common practise in industry to edit interview to 1-2 pages for print issue. which is reason why it is important to see each line statement of ARMY CHIEF or NAVY CHIEF before making wrong statement saying this is like ARJUN project or "terse replies"
before saying further ignorance i would ask you to kindly contact TATA also LT representative to get information about perspective planning. both unit have been told for long term PINAKA production. this is also common information in CII presentation made in MUMBAI in 2008.
also kindly find from ARTY OFFICERs about PINAKA status. you will again know reality. for information, PINAKA is acknowledged to be future basis of INDIAN MBRL unit. there is no complaint about it (in contrast of ARJUN)
i have already proven using links and cold logic that 2 regiment of PINAKA is confirmed order and it will be operational once all unit arrive and ammunition is given by OFB. both date is in 2009. this will give 3 complete regiment of MARK 1 PINAKA.
situation is nowhere comparable to ARJUN because ARJUN only 124 tank is on order compared to over 1500 tank requirement of MBT required by INDIAN ARMY. unlike ARJUN tank which is not meeting IA requirement of low weight MBT, such is not the problem with PINAKA.
in PINAKA case 3 regiment of MK1 VERSION is already given clear by ARMY with only 8 REGIMENT OF BM-21 needing replacement
And 2-3 regiment of SMERCH also ordered. So called evaluation is on for MK2 version and only 3 regiments are left if overall MBRL raising are seen for replacement!
7.with MANPOWER Raising and CAPEX limitation, and BM-21 NEW AMMO (LRAR) INDIAN ARMY is afforded to wait for next order of x regiment of PINAKA in next plan.
you can get this information ALSO from contact ARTY officers.
ARMY is not going to get hundred of PINAKA or MBRL as you made claim in previous post.
ARMY has strict laid out plan to divide in tube and MBRL ARTY and manpower/Capex issue with raising additional missile/rocket regiment in parallel. this make PINAKA acquisition go in blocks, with 3 regiment per plan, funding given. even SMERCH is following same plan.
So UNLIKE ARJUN tank which is cut at MK1 (also with very small production - 124 tank at 2000+ tank inventory), PINAKA has full 3 regiment of production (1/3 of numbers of existing 8+ regiment MBRL ) and MK2 is in development supported by ARMY for future 3-4 regiment.
articles provided were for education of members here who would be interested on support information. IF you think you know ALL then kindly do not read.
articles also support fact of PINAKA being made operational in 2009 year as basic ammunition is ordered in BULK from OFB. for your information, SMERCH acquired from Russians is also with same procurement (advanced ROCKET was acquired later).
11. ORDER for PINAKA was not placed 10 year back like in ARJUN but in 2006 with firm commitment of delivery by 2009. this is after TATA launcher and LT launcher was in evaluation and 1 design is chosen for standard production in both companies.http://www.indianexpress.com/news/tata- ... cher/1662/
kindly do not reply to my post as you have very little awareness of current status about PINAKA project and on given correct information you accuse others of "making items".
You are making up things, he simply said that Pinaka has not been inducted and it is in advance stage of user evaluation. TCS is under development. Same status as Arjun, orders for two regiments placed almost 10 years back, several tanks produced but none inducted so far.
Why do you keep reporting that X number of order placed with y and Z or a new generation Pinaka is under development. No one's questioning that it's all a general knowledge posted and discussed month/yesrs back.