India's FICV could be shelved as BMP-2 gets $1.2 billion upgrade

India will accelerate the upgrade of its BMP-2 infantry combat vehicles with a tender for 2,000 engines due to be released in a retrofit programme worth $1.2 billion over the next five years. Although the Army’s current armoured vehicles are being bolstered by the upgrade to the Russian-made BMP-2 fleet, India’s $10 billion Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) programme will be taking a back seat as a result. FICV is India’s next generation armoured vehicle but the...
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