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Thailand approves purchase of Chinese tanks

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Hanoi (VNA) – Thailand’s cabinet on April 4 approved the purchase of 10 Chinese tanks worth 58 million USD to replace an old US model.

The deal is the second of the three planned purchases of 49 tanks from China.

A spokesman from the Thai government Sansern Kaewkamnerd said these tanks will replace the small and old M41 ones.

According to Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, Thailand has used the US’s M41 tanks since the second World War.

In 2016, Thailand bought 28 tanks from China. In January, its cabinet approved 380 million USD to buy a submarine from China and is considering buying three more. -VNA



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