Combat Weight: 12,800 kg.

Ground Pressure: 0.6 kg/cm2.

Engine: 6-cylinder in-line water cooled diesel developing 300 bhp.

Fuel Capacity: 460 litres.

Maximum Speed: 65 km/h - land and 7 km/h - water.

Maximum Range: 550 - 600 km.

Transmission: Manual, 5 forward and 1 reverse gear.

Steering: Clutch and brake.

Suspension: Torsion bar.

Electrical System: 24V.

Gradient: 60%.

Side Slope: 30%.

Vertical Obstacle: 0.8m

Trench Crossing: 2.2m wide.

Armament: 1 x 73mm 2A28 smooth bore gun with 40 rounds.
...............1 x 7.62mm PKT MG with 2000 rounds. (Co-Axial)
...............1 launcher rail for AT-3 Swagger ATGW with five anti-tank missiles.

Gun Elevation/Depression: Not known.

Smoke Launching Equipment: Diesel fuel injected into exhaust.

Comments: Known as the Sarath (Chariot of Victory) in the Army, 700 BMP-1s are in active service. BMP stands for Bronevaya Maschina Piekhota.

: 3 + 8 soldiers.