The first Indian produced T-90 MBT rolled out of the Heavy Vehicles Factory, just outside Chennai. Built under licensed technology from Russia, the T-90 is a formidable main battle tank built with all the signature characteristics of Soviet tank technology.
Bhishma will be inducted into the Army's strike corps armoured regiments in Rajasthan and Punjab sectors. Overall, India plans to operate a huge fleet of 1,600 T-90 tanks.The low-slung armoured machine is built for fighting across deserts and plains at night, and built to dodge enemy fire effectively. Nimble on its tracks, the tank is also built to survive in a nuclear, chemical or biological warfare environment.