The commercial vehicles manufacturer, Ashok Leyland recently disclosed securing defense contracts valued at Rs 800 Crore.
These contracts entail the supply of specialized 4×4 Field,Artillery Tractors and 6×6 Gun Towing Vehicles to the Indian army within the next 12 months.
The vehicles are designated for use by the Artillery battalions of the Indian army to efficiently tow light and medium guns.
Ashok Leyland’s Indigenous Mobility Platforms for the Indian Armed Forces
Ashok Leyland has made significant investments in creating a wide array of mobility platforms, ranging from 4×4, 6×6, 8×8, 10×10, to 12×12 configurations, addressing the unique requirements and operational demands of the Indian Armed Forces. These platforms are entirely homegrown, as Ashok Leyland takes pride in designing, developing, and manufacturing them indigenously.
Ashok Leyland: A Formidable Asset in Defense Mobility Solutions
Ashok Leyland’s reliable mobility solutions have consistently proven to be a formidable asset within the defense sector, meeting the diverse requirements of personnel and logistics across the armed forces.
Since the Kargil conflict in 1999, Ashok Leyland vehicles have served as the vital backbone of the Indian Army’s logistics supply chain. These vehicles are purpose-built for military applications, ensuring their effectiveness and reliability in the field.
About Ashok Leyland
Ashok Leyland, headquartered in Chennai, India, is an Indian multinational automotive manufacturer.
It operates under the ownership of the Hinduja Group and holds the position of the second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India.
Besides its civilian commercial vehicle division, the company produces a diverse range of light, medium, and heavy vehicles specifically designed for the armed forces. These vehicles come in various configurations, ranging from 4×4 to 12×12, and cater to a wide range of applications.
Key takeaways for competitive examinations
- MD and CEO of Ashok Leyland: Shenu Agarwal