India Disqualified From International Army Games After Tank Breaks Down


An Indian Army team has crashed out of worldwide "Tank Biathlon" held in Russian Federation after its main battle tank T-90 developed technical snag in its final stage leaving the nation in doubts about its credibility in the battle front.

The Indian squad, as a result of the breakdown, wasn't able to compete in the competition. According to official sources, the two T-90 tanks developed mechanical problems and were disqualified from the competition.

India was among 19 countries, including China, which participated in the high profile event. About 200 military diplomats and 300 foreign observers will attend the final competition of Tank Biathlon and the closing ceremony of the International Army Games in Alabino near Moscow, the organizers said on Saturday.

The competition is an worldwide event conducted as part of the global Army Games held every year since 2013 at Alabino Ranges in Russia with other events in this 28 round meet is held in Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and China.

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India was among the 12 teams that made it to the semi-final in the three-stage games.

International Army Games involve 28 events which are organised in Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and China.

Sources said it was for the first time that the Indian team was participating with its own T-90 tanks at the competition.