Indian Army: Ashok Leyland wins Rs 800 crore order for supply of military vehicles


Ashok Leyland Military Vehicles: Ashok Leyland, a company of Hinduja Group and the largest supplier of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army, Monday (July 17) announced significant order win valued at Rs 800 crores ($97.57 million) in the Defence Sector. The contracts awarded also include the procurement of the Field Artillery Tractor (FAT 4×4) and the Gun Towing Vehicle (GTV 6×6).

The FAT 4×4 and GTV 6×6 are specialized vehicles employed by the Artillery for towing light and medium guns, respectively. Both these platforms were prominently featured in the initial positive indigenization list announced by the Government of India.

Ashok Leyland‘s selection for these crucial Defence contracts underscores the company’s commitment to indigenous manufacturing and its position as a trusted partner for the Indian Armed Forces, said the company.

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Shenu Agarwal Ashok Leyland

Shenu Agarwal

Shenu Agarwal, MD and CEO, Ashok Leyland said the company was immensely proud to have secured these orders from the Indian Army.

Agarwal said the Defence business has been a strong pillar of growth for the company, and this win further establishes Ashok Leyland’s leadership in the defence mobility vehicles business.

“This is also a testament to our firm commitment to providing advanced mobility solutions for our armed forces. We are grateful for the trust placed in Ashok Leyland by the Government of India, and we remain dedicated to contributing to the country’s indigenization efforts and self-reliance in defense manufacturing,” he added.

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Amandeep Singh, President – Defence Business, Ashok Leyland said Ashok Leyland’s dependable mobility solutions have consistently remained a formidable asset within the defense sector, catering to the diverse needs of personnel and logistics across the armed forces.

“We are proud that we have been a leading example of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, by serving alongside our forces through our products and solutions. Ashok Leyland has invested in development of mobility platforms ranging from 4×4, 6×6, 8×8, 10×10, and 12×12 for various applications and operational requirements of Indian Armed Forces,” Singh said.

He said these platforms were indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by Ashok Leyland and contribute significantly towards import substitution.

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Ashok Leyland's 4x4 vehicle

Ashok Leyland’s 4×4 vehicle (official photo).

Over the course of the next 12 months, Ashok Leyland will deliver these cutting-edge vehicles to meet the requirements of the Indian Army.

Through partnering with the Indian Army for its logistics needs, and with a robust foundation built on a legacy of excellence and a commitment to innovation, Ashok Leyland continues to strengthen its position as a partner for the Indian Armed Forces.

*1 USD = 81.9938 INR

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