In response to a question regarding the Indian Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV) project, Dupont-Aignan (France) offered to resume production of Nexter's existing Leclerc tank.
The FRCV program has been developed for almost ten years and is designed to replace the fleet of Soviet T-72 tanks in the Indian army.
The first of the new tanks are likely to enter service by 2030 and will be equipped with state-of-the-art networking capabilities to communicate with both ground and air forces. The FRCV contract is valued at US$5 billion.
It is important to note that a few days ago, Russia also proposed to India to jointly develop a new battle tank based on the T-14 Armata platform, first presented in 2015 at the Victory Parade in Moscow.