Indian Army team all set to participate in Tank Biathlon competition in Russia

| Updated: Jul 29, 2017 01:50 IST

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Indian Army team is all set to participate in the Tank Biathlon competition, which is scheduled to be held from July 29 to August 12. The Tank Biathlon competition is an international event conducted as part of the International Army Games, which is held every year since 2013 at Russia's Alabino Ranges. The Indian Army team has been participating in this competition for the past three years and stood sixth in the previous year. For the first time, the team of the Indian Army would be participating in this event with its own T-90 tanks. The Tank Biathlon competition involves firing of tanks on the move by conventional machine guns and anti tank projectiles at a range of two kilometres, whilst negotiating rugged obstacles. The competition simulates actual battle field conditions involving driving at high speed and entails switching from one mode of operation to another at a fast pace. The Indian team has been selected through a rigorous selection process and has also been trained over a period of three months, to achieve fine blend of equipment performance and crew expertise. The training curriculum has been formulated in a scientific manner bringing out the true man and machine combination. A total of 19 countries including China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mangolia, Israel and South Africa will showcase their prowess, skills and endurance on the tanks in the event this year. (ANI)
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