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Sitharaman releases 'Made-in-india' multi-fuel war tank engines to Army

EFA's indigenisation efforts have resulted in savings to the exchequer of Rs 3.3 million for each T-90 engine and Rs 975,000 for each T-72 engine

Defence Minister addresses the press at BJP headquarters.
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Defence Minister addresses the press at BJP headquarters. Photo: PTI

BS Reporter Chennai
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman handed over two categories of indigenised multi-fuel engines for powering main battle tanks to the Vice Chief of Army Staff on Saturday. The engines were developed at the Engine Factory Avadi (EFA), Chennai, a unit of Ordnance Factory Board under the Department of Defence Production.

The engines have been fully indigenised for the first time under the Make-in-India Programme. 

The first engine with 1,000 HP, named V92S2, powers T-90 Bhisma Tank and the second, named V-46-6, powers T-72 Ajeya Tank and its variants. Though these engines are manufactured based on Russian design, EFA has worked tirelessly

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First Published: Jul 28 2018 | 5:18 PM IST

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