ZORAVER LIGHT TANK (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     16th January 2024        

Context: The recently unveiled indigenous light tank that the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing will commence "development trials" in the brutal summer heat of Rajasthan's Thar desert.

Zoraver Light Tank

  • About: Zorawar Light Tank is a domestically created and designed light tank.
  • Collaboration: Developed through a partnership between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Larsen & Toubro Limited.
  • Versatile Terrain Operation: Specifically designed to operate in diverse terrains, including high-altitude regions, marginal terrains, and island territories.
  • Rapid Deployment Capability: Highly transportable for swift deployment, ensuring readiness for various operational scenarios.
  • Features: Equipped with cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, drone integration, high situational awareness, and amphibious operational capabilities.
  • Optimized Weight and Power Ratio: Weighing less than 25 tonnes, it boasts a high power-to-weight ratio, ensuring superior mobility and efficiency.
  • Superior Firepower and Protection: Features advanced weaponry and protective measures to enhance firepower and ensure the crew's safety.
  • Reference to Zorawar Singh Kahluria: Named after Zorawar Singh Kahluria, a 19th-century military general who served under Jammu’s Raja Gulab Singh.