Thailand buys ten VT-4 Chinese battle tanks – Why..?

The main Chinese battle tank also known as the VT 4
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The Thai government has approved the purchase of 10 more VT-4 main battle tanks from China, said Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan.

Speaking to the press, Prawit Wongsuwan said yesterday the cabinet had approved the army’s plans.

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Payment will be made from the army’s budget allocated for current fiscal year and followed by the next two years, Prawit said.

The Chinese tanks will replace U.S.-built M-41 tanks at a few cavalry units in Bangkok and the provinces, he said.

The obvious question is why…?


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