Moscow, August 1: Since 2013 Russia is organizing international tank biathlon competition. The competition is a mechanized military sport developed by the Russian Military. The contest is a 15-day long one. A team from Indian Army has participated in in Tank Biathlon 2017 with T-90 tanks. Nineteen nations with three crews each are competing with each other in the Stage I. The participating Indian T-90 tanks belong to Jhansi Cantonment.
"This year, for the first time, the team would be participating with own T-90 tanks which have been shipped to Russia," the Army said. Since last 3 years, Indian Army team has been participating in the competition.
The team stood 6th in the previous year out of the 17 countries which participated in the event in July 2016. The competition simulates actual battle field conditions involving driving at high speed and entails switching from one mode of operation to another at a fast pace which requires mental mobility and exceptional level of physical fitness and training.