Ashok Leyland is one of the largest supplier of vehicles to our Indian Army. It has supplied many logistics vehicles to the Indian Army. This week the company has delivered it's first batch of its light bulletproof vehicles to the Indian Air Force.
The automotive manufacturer company has strengthened its Armoured vehicle platform by delivering first of its kind “Light Bullet proof Vehicles." Ashok Leyland has stated that these light bulletproof vehicles are an adopted version. It has been developed in conjunction with Lockheed Martin. Interestingly, these vehicles are completely indigenised and developed in this country. Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director and CEO at Ashok Leyland has also talked about supply of its first light bulletproof vehicle. He said "Supplying to the Armed Forces is a matter of pride for us. We are delighted to have the opportunity to be able to use our expertise in mobility in service of our nation." He said it's a great initiative towards 'Atmanirbhar Bharat.' The LBPV is an example of capability which is combined with a strong sense of understanding of what is required in arduous conditions. He added "we are grateful to be a trusted partner of the Indian Armed Forces." The key features of these light bulletproof vehicles have are high off-road mobility in terrain like mud, sand, rocks as well as shallow water. The vehicles can fit in a crew of maximum six people and have enough space to carry equipment for any mission.
Furthermore the company claims that the crew inside these light bulletproof vehicles can easily survive long distance off-road travel and yet be an effective force at the end of the trip.