Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group and the largest suppliers of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army, today showcased six advanced-technology products and solutions at the ongoing DefExpo India 2018. These products were unveiled by Shrimathi Mahadevi Bilebal, W/O Late Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was posthumously awarded the Sena medal, and Veer Chakra Hony Capt Raghunath Singh.
The products showcased are:
- LSV 4×4: Light Specialist Vehicle 4×4
- Guru 715: General Service logistics vehicle
- MBPV: Medium Bullet-Proof Vehicle 4×4
- Super Stallion 8×8: A High Mobility Vehicle
- Power pack for artillery guns (technology solution for the Indian Army)
- Tracked vehicles: Repower, Upgrade Solutions for tracked vehicles & FICV Mobility
Ashok Leyland has been at the forefront in serving the nation by partnering with the Indian Army for its logistics needs. Following its philosophy of ‘Aapki Jeet, Hamari Jeet’, and a resolve to contribute to the nation’s security, Ashok Leyland has made significant investments in-house to develop the next generation of world-class mobility solutions and technologies for the country’s armed forces.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vinod K. Dasari, MD, Ashok Leyland, said, “We have been an integral part of our nation’s Defence operations and we continue to evolve as a trusted partner in providing end-to-end solutions in the area of mobility. This year’s DefExpo focus is to showcase India as a major hub of defence production in the world. Ashok Leyland is proud to be leading in this area for almost three decades and we plan to be at the forefront of designing and making in India by expanding our range of vehicle and technology solutions offering. We have developed capabilities which will help us to bid for 20-25 percent of the tenders of the Indian Army as against less than one percent earlier.”
Sharing his views, Mr. Amandeep Singh, Head – Defence, Ashok Leyland, said, “Our strong focus on in-house R&D and strategic partnerships with global defence suppliers has helped us develop the next generation of mobility solutions for our defence personnel and equipment. With the new generation vehicles and solutions, we are further extending the trust our army has in us. Known for robustness, endurance and latest technology, these offerings will help us expand our defence business multi-fold in the coming years. We are proud of having won 31 tenders in the last 2 years and this alone will result in cumulative revenues of over Rs 5000 cr, over the next decade.”