Bahrain has launched talks with India for the procurement of the Indian-made Arjun Mk 1A MBT. Last year Indian army placed an order to supply 118 Arjun Mk1A Tank.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is in talks with the Government of India to acquire a major battle tank for the ground forces of the East Asian kingdom. According to the report, this includes the purchase of the Indian 120mm Arjun Mk II tank, which has 14 major improvements from its older version Arjun MBT, as well as the integration of some custom-made Israeli solutions.
There is no official information on the stage of the talks, but sources say they are at an advanced stage and Bahrain has liked the Indian tank. It is not known how much the Kingdom of Bahrain would buy. It should be noted that the Arjun MK1 MBT had outperformed the Russian T-90s in 2010. This exercise took place during a desert trial conducted by the Army. So you can the high performance of Upgraded Arjun mk1A tank in the desert and hot areas.
Arjun Mk 1A has improved GMS with ATT, CPS Mk. II with TI/LRF, uncooled TI/night for driver, ALNGS, LWS , TWMP , RCWS, CABIS , hunter-killer capability, chemical sensors, new armour, new ERA, it will definitely be a good choice for Bahrain.
Arjun Mk-1A designed/developed by DRDO is compatible with the present and future requirement of Armed Forces. MBT Arjun Mk-1A is incorporated with 71 upgrades in comparison to MBT Arjun Mk-1, thereby endowed to have superior firepower etc.
Bahrain has 180 main battle tanks American production M60A3. These tanks are one of the most popular and used in battle, and according to unofficial information, a total of 15,000 units have been produced in 22 countries. They took an active part in Operation Desert Storm in 1991 during the Gulf Crisis.