Why Does the Indian Army Need to Deploy Tanks at High Altitude?

2024 • 3min • National • Defence


An Indian Army T-72 battle tank was swept away while crossing Ladakh’s Shyok river on June 29. Five jawans were killed in the accident. What were the reasons behind the tragedy? Is the T-72 the ideal army vehicle in mountainous terrain? Why does the Indian Army need to deploy tanks at high altitude?