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Pakistan Army Al-Khalid-I MBTs
« on: August 15, 2020, 04:32:26 AM »

31 July 2020
Pakistan Army inducts first batch of Al-Khalid-I MBTs

In a statement issued that same day, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani military, said that several units of the tank, which is an improved variant of the in-service Al-Khalid MBT, were handed over to the PA’s Armoured Corps. The video shows at least 20 Al-Khalid-Is lined up at the ceremony.

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The Al-Khalid-I is part of a joint venture between Pakistan, China, and Ukraine, and is believed to be intended to replace approximately 300 Type 85 and 320 T-80UD MBTs. Compared with the Al-Khalid, the first units of which entered service in 2001, the upgrade is comprehensive and appears to be angled at making the design competitive with the Indian Army’s fleet of T-90S MBTs.

A screengrab from video footage provided by ISPR of the handover ceremony of the first batch of Al-Khalid-I MBTs to the PA on 28 July. (ISPR)