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.
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…?