India’s indigenously developed advanced version of Main Battle Tank, Arjun MK-II will be ready for trials in June this year.

Arjun has a striking range of 8km, and will be equipped with laser range finders to help fire laser homing anti-tank missiles to protect it from enemy missiles and rockets.

The tank will be developed under phase II of the project and will be sent to the Army for trials by the end of 2012, according to the Press Trust of India.

The army has already deployed two regiments of the Arjun MK-I version in the Rajasthan sector and a further order for 124 tanks has been placed.