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    THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, INAUGURATED A FACTORY ON SUNDAY WHICH HAS JUST?

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    THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, INAUGURATED A FACTORY ON SUNDAY WHICH HAS JUST STARTED PRODUCING THE FIRST INDIAN-MADE TANKS.

    INAUGURATING THE FACTORY AT AVADI, MRS. GANDHI SAID THAT INDIA HAD REALISED THAT IT COULD NOT BE TRULY STRONG IF IT RELIED UPON IMPORTED ARMS AND EQUIPMENT. SHE WENT ON TO REFER TO THE "TANK CONSCIOUSNESS" THAT HAD DEVELOPED IN THE COUNTRY SINCE SEPTEMBER 1965, FOLLOWING THE INDO-PAKISTAN CONFLICT.

    AFTER THE INAUGURATION OF THE FACTORY, THE FIRST INDIAN-MADE TANK ROLLED OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE AND GAVE A DEMONSTRATION OF ITS ABILITIES OVER A TEST TRACK. THE NEW TANK, KNOWN AS THE VIJAYANTA, IS A MEDIUM TANK BUT AS YET THE INDIAN MILITARY AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT RELEASED ANY DETAILS OF ITS ARMAMENT OR PERFORMANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA34ZCA905OTVPFI8D86BBJCE5F
    Media URN:
    VLVA34ZCA905OTVPFI8D86BBJCE5F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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