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V-46-6 and V92S2: Made in India tank engines handed over to Indian Army

Published on July 31, 2018
Make in India theme makes the Army proud! Two types of indigenously built high-power multi-fuel engines V-46-6 and V92S2 were handed over to the Indian Army for the first time under the Make in India campaign.
V-46 and V92S2 tank engines handed over to Indian Army
These engines were manufactured by Engine Factory Avadi (EFA), a unit of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

About the engines:

  • These engines are based on Russian design
  • V92S2 is a high power diesel engine with 1000 HP capacity and it is fitted in the T-90 Battle Tank (Bhisma Tank).
  • V46-6 is also a high power diesel engine with 780 HP and it is fitted in the T-72 Main Battle Tank (Ajeya Tank). 
  • They are manufactured with 100% Made in India parts.

The importance of this achievement:

  • The indigenisation of two of the three types of tanks used by the Indian Army has made it battle-ready.
  • It has resulted in savings for exchequer for each engine cost to the tune of Rs. 33 lakh for the T-90 engine and Rs. 9.75 lakh for the T-72 engine.
  • It also exhibits self-reliance of OFB in manufacturing these engines in India without any import support.


Q. V-46-6 and V92S2 are indigenously built engines for which Indian Army machinery?
a. Submarine
b. Tank
c. Cruise Missile
d. None of the above

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